Whitney Houston Decoded: The Diva’s Lasting Legacy

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POPPING OFF THE CHARTS

Houston’s chart dominance continued throughout her career. Her sophomore effort, 1987’s Whitney, went nine times platinum and garnered four No. 1 hits, which made her the first female artist to generate four No. 1 hits from one album. The pop star’s success continued throughout the late 80s and 90s. Her third album, I’m Your Baby Tonight (1990) peaked at No. 1 and has sold 12 million copies to date. Although her subsequent albums didn’t eclipse those numbers they were still produced notable sales. My Love is Your Love was a huge international success that sold 2,753,000 copies. Just Whitney, released in 2002, went on to sell more than three million copies worldwide. Houston’s final album I Look to You debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 305,000 albums in the first week, extending her lead as the female artist with the most consecutive weeks in the No. 1 spot.

POPPING OFF THE CHARTS

Houston’s chart dominance continued throughout her career. Her sophomore effort, 1987’s Whitney,…

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