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)
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’).