This week the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) updated their sales certifications for artists who've received new Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum and Diamond albums and singles sales in the US.
Among the artists is Whitney Houston for her groundbreaking self-titled debut album for sales of 14 million copies sold, tying her with Britney Spears and Meat Loaf for biggest-selling debut album by a solo artist in the U.S.
Originally released on February 14, 1985, Whitney Houston spent 14 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, scored three Hot 100 No. 1 singles ("Saving All My Love for You", "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love of All") and won a Grammy at the 28th Annual Grammy Awards for "Saving All My Love for You" - Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.
Houston's singles "Greatest Love of All", "So Emotional", "I'm Your Baby Tonight", "I Look to You" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" have also been updated for new Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum sales: