Music icon Whitney Houston continues to get her flowers from the Recording Trade Affiliation of America (RIAA).
Her 1985 self-titled debut album has handed the 14x multi-platinum mark for exceeding gross sales of over 14 million equal items. It’s the groundbreaking album’s first new certification since July 1999.
Whitney Houston is Houston’s second best-selling album behind 1992’s The Bodyguard soundtrack, which achieved 18x multi-platinum standing in November 2017.
“Biggest Love Of All,” lifted from the Whitney Houston album, is now licensed 2x multi-platinum. The ballad peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart in Might 1986, staying atop for 3 weeks.
Houston gained new honors for the singles “I’m Your Child Tonight” (platinum), “So Emotional” (platinum), and “I Look to You” (platinum).
The primary two songs topped the Scorching 100 for one week in January 1988 and December 1990, respectively.
“I Look to You,” taken from the 2009 comeback album of the identical title, reached No. 70 on the Scorching 100 chart. In the meantime, the inspirational tune peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Grownup R&B Airplay chart.
Houston additionally scored a gold award for “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” a Pentatonix-led seasonal single on which her 2004 vocals seem. It was featured on the group’s 2019 compilation album The Better of Pentatonix.
Final 12 months, Houston picked up 4 new certifications, together with “I Will All the time Love You” and “When You Imagine,” a duet with Mariah Carey.
The previous cowl, lifted from The Bodyguard soundtrack, went 10x multi-platinum, advancing to diamond standing, whereas the Oscar-winning collaboration was upped to 2x multi-platinum.
After celebrating the life and legacy in final 12 months’s Kasi Lemmons-directed biopic, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Someone, Houston’s sixtieth birthday and distinguished profession can be celebrated in a collection of festivities dubbed “Whitney Houston Resort.”
The week-long occasion can be held Feb 1-4, throughout Grammy week, on the W Resort in Hollywood, California.
In response to a press launch, the occasions will embody “Sony’s 360 Actuality Audio Immersive Listening Lounge, a memorabilia exhibit that includes images of Whitney in addition to a number of iconic robes worn all through her legendary profession, a Whitney Houston pop-up store with unique merch, electronics and extra.”
Michelle Williams, Amber Riley, Kiana Ledé, Coco Jones and extra will ship stay performances over two days.
This 12 months, 5 of Houston’s beloved albums can be launched on vinyl: Whitney Houston (1985), Whitney (1987), I’m Your Child Tonight (1990), Preacher’s Spouse (1996) and My Love Is Your Love (1999).
Whitney Houston and Whitney, out there on pre-order, can be out there on Feb. 10. Vinyls vary from $28.98-$29.98.
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