Whitney Houston Decoded: The Diva’s Lasting Legacy

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SOUNDTRACK STAR

In addition to acting, Houston’s Hollywood clout extended to movie soundtracks. The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album became the best-selling soundtrack of all time (45 million copies worldwide), powered by the hit “I Will Always Love You,” which sold 12 million units alone. As a result, Houston became the first act in history to sell more than a million albums in a week for the soundtrack, which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album topped the Billboard 200 charts and would eventually go seven times platinum, receive 11 award nominations and the soundtrack’s single Exhale “(Shoop Shoop)” won a Grammy for Best R&B song. The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack is the best-selling gospel album of all time, selling roughly six million copies worldwide. It debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 charts, before peaking at No. 1 on the Top Billboard R&B albums.

SOUNDTRACK STAR

In addition to acting, Houston’s Hollywood clout extended to movie soundtracks. The Bodyguard: Original…

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