Only five female acts can boast watching their first albums score a Diamond plaque from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA): Norah Jones, Lauryn Hill, Jewel, Britney Spears, and Whitney Houston. The certification measure denotes sales equivalence of 10 million in the United States.
Houston held the record for highest-certified female debut LP for her self-titled 1985 effort for nearly two decades before Spears’ ‘Baby One More Time’ crossed the 14x Platinum threshold in 2004 (just five years after its release).
This week (nearly two decades after the Pop princess Britney grabbed the crown), Whitney’s inaugural opus seems poised to reclaim the throne.
As her critically acclaimed big-screen biopic, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody,’ continues to introduce new audiences to Houston’s timeless catalog, viewers appear to be taking their admiration for her to digital shops.
Proof of this got here Friday (January 27) when the RIAA printed a slew of certification upgrades for a number of the late diva’s biggest hits together with ‘Best Love of All,’ ‘I’m Your Child Tonight,’ ‘So Emotional,’ and extra.
See the total record of updates beneath.
Gold (equates to gross sales of 500,000 within the U.S.)
- ‘Do You Hear What I Hear (with Pentatonix)’ (Single)
1x Platinum (equates to gross sales of 1 million within the U.S.)
- ‘When You Imagine (with Mariah Carey)’ (Single)
- ‘So Emotional’ (Single)
- ‘I’m Your Child Tonight’ (Single)
- ‘I Look to You’ (Single)
- ‘Best Love of All’
- ‘Whitney Houston’ (Album)
Of explicit be aware is ‘Whitney Houston,’ the 1985 debut album of Whitney’s that famously options the hits ‘Best Love of All,’ ‘Saving All My Love For You,’ You Give Good Love,’ and ‘How Will I Know,’ has been elevated to 14x Platinum standing.
The replace not solely extends the undertaking’s reign as her best-selling studio album but (and one of many highest-certified feminine albums of all time general), however – as of time reported – additionally ties it with Britney’s ‘Child One Extra Time’ for the file of highest-certified feminine debut LP ever.
Whitney Houston’s ‘Whitney Houston’ (14x Platinum)
Britney Spears’ ‘Child One Extra Time’ (14x Platinum)
Jewel’s ‘Items of You’ (12x Platinum)
Norah Jones’ ‘Come Away with Me’ (12x Platinum)
Lauryn Hill’s ‘Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ (10x Platinum/Diamond)