RIAA: Whitney Houston’s ‘All the Man That I Need’ Platinum 30 Years After Release

Published: Wednesday 11th Aug 2021 by Rashad

Late Pop icon Whitney Houston may already sit as one of the best-selling artists in music history, but if recent updates from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are anything to judge by her status as such won’t be changing any time soon.

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Taking to press on what would’ve been Houston’s 58th birthday (August 9), the RIAA revealed three of the diva’s most highly regarded singles had their certification statuses upgraded.

2x Platinum (indicative of 2 million units sold in the United States)

  • ‘How Will I Know’ (Single)
  • ‘I Have Nothing’ (Single)

1x Platinum (indicative of 1 million units sold in the United States)

  • ‘All the Man That I Need’ (Single)
[source: RIAA]


While ‘Nothing’ peaked at #4 on the Hot 100 at the peak of its popularity, ‘Know’ and ‘Need’ – two of Houston’s 11 Hot 100 #1 hits –  topped the chart in 1986 and 1991 respectively.

The latter is of particular note as it was her last chart-topper from a studio album (‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’).

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  1. yababba August 11, 2021


    • KB August 11, 2021

      Your a dumb ass b**** for this comment. Grow up.

  2. The Drag Queen August 11, 2021

    All of this is disrespectful…like what in the actual f*ck?! And this was a big hit for her! 😂
    How are some of these legends just now getting plaques and awards years after their prime?! Smh. That’s so crazy…rip2muva!

  3. 🎉 1988 No. 1 🎉 August 11, 2021

    Queen Whitney!!! 💕 👑

    • Adelefan August 11, 2021

      Yall forgetting people Didn’t really bought singles back in the days they bought albums. This is why she got 3 diamond albums because her fans cop her albums instead of her singles.

  4. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 11, 2021

    All the d I c k s that I need 💅🏿 Yesssss what a legend

  5. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 11, 2021

    You can all laugh now because I’ve been diagnosed with postpartum depression so enjoy it while you can.

    To Marilyn, I know in reality that you’re just a username on a screen but I still f*ck with you all the way. You’re still a bad bish and F*CK what anyone says.

    Believe me you cunntts, I WILL be back. I just need to go away for some rest. Laugh it up.

    • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 11, 2021

      Oh bless your heart, My Queen 👑 you will be missed. Love ya ❤️ Hope you feel better soon.

    • HELEN August 11, 2021

      Girl bye f*** you and your nonexistent uterus, sir.

      • Charitee August 11, 2021

        You’re not serious?

    • J August 12, 2021

      Ding ding the b**** is … on hiatus

      Congratulations, don’t return

      • Charitee August 12, 2021

        A young black woman has been brave enough to admit she may be suffering and you seem very happy about this

      • UKNO August 12, 2021

        b**** f*** u!

      • GAYla Q**** August 12, 2021

        First of all GAYla isn’t even a woman. A black f***** pretending to be a woman on a blog. Hate2cit

  6. Vision of Thug August 11, 2021

    Flop lmao Mariah would never

  7. Charitee August 11, 2021

    It’s worrying that most on here dismiss legends like Whitney Houston. She was a troubled soul and we are not in a position to judge

  8. truthteller August 12, 2021

    It’s a beautiful song and I think often overlooked when it comes to Whitney’s number ones.

  9. Mikey S August 12, 2021

    I see real hate for shayla in this forum can anyone tell me what the cause?

  10. Charitee August 12, 2021

    I was once a sufferer of postpartum and I couldn’t hold my baby boy for almost two years. I pray for more awareness for black sufferers of this condition

    • GAYla Q**** August 12, 2021

      Bye GAYla.

  11. Mariq August 12, 2021

    F*** all you making this about Shayla f*** that nasty b****

  12. celetia August 12, 2021

    I hope Shayla baby get down syndrome ugly phucking bitchhh

  13. Becky Goodhair August 12, 2021

    Her head voice harmonizing with the sax live on Arsenio is peerless! My fave song of hers. She looked like THE epitome of black elegance in the music video. Voice gone too soon, soul even sooner, but all in God’s timing & will.

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