Whitney Houston Becomes the First Black Artist With Three Diamond Albums
Written by Mama Char on October 29, 2020
We will always love Whitney Houston. And now we know how much. According to Sony Music, as of Wednesday (Oct. 28), Houston is officially the first Black recording artist to put up three RIAA Diamond-certified albums now that her second studio effort, 1987’s Whitney, has been certified 10x Platinum.
The album produced five Billboard Top 10 singles, with the first four — “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”– going No. 1, making her the first female recording artist ever with four consecutive Hot 100 No. 1s.
When added to the three straight No. 1s from her debut, Whitney Houston — “Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love of All” — Houston had an unprecedented run of seven No. 1 singles in a row.
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