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Whitney's career is one of the most outstanding in the world.
Here are just some of the big things, she has achieved.

Whitney Houston is one of the best selling female recording artist in history (well over 100 Million Albums sold).

Whitney is the only artist able to claim eight consecutive multi-platinum albums (including her best-of package)

On August 2nd, 2001, Whitney inked what appears to be the biggest recording deal in the history of the music biz, reupping with Arista Records in a contract worth over $100 million.

The Biggest Selling Debut album in the world is "Whitney Houston" with sales of over 20 Million Copies.

"Whitney"(1987) has US Sales of over 9 Million, UK Sales of over 2 Million and Total Worldwide sales of over 18 Million.

The R&B/Gospel influenced "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (1990) has sold around 10 Million Copies.

The only artist ever to have seven consecutive No.1 singles in the US Hot 100.

The first female artist to debut at No.1 in Billboards' Album Chart "Whitney" (1987).

"I Will Always Love You" has sold 4.6 Million copies in the US and is the second biggest selling single (losing the title to Elton John's tribute song to Diana, Princess Of Wales; "Candle In The Wind", in 1997.

The biggest selling single by a female artist in the UK is "I Will Always Love You", with UK Sales of Over 1.7 Million Copies.

Total World sales of "I Will Always Love You" stand at EIGHT MILLION making it the second biggest selling commercial single in World music history - losing it's title to "Candle In The Wind" (Sales now at 30 Million Copies).

In 1992, the "Bodyguard" soundtrack broke the record for most albums sold in a single week in the US with a tally of over One Million Copies sold in one week.

The largest initial certification of any Album in US Sales History is "The Bodyguard" with 6 Million Copies sold in it's first two months on sale. It currently stands at 16 Million copies (SoundScan).

"The Bodyguard" remains the best selling Soundtrack Album ever.

The biggest selling album in the world in the 1990's is"The Bodyguard" and the second biggest selling album EVER!! 33 Million Copies and counting....

The Bodyguard (Warner Bros.) is the FIFTH biggest grossing film EVER ($500 Million) !!

"I Will Always Love You" spent an amazing 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot100 chart. It remains one of the longest No.1 singles ever.

"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" is only the third single to DEBUT at No.1 in the US.

The longest running No.2 (!) record in US Chart History is "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" with 11 weeks in the runner up spot.

Whitney has Eleven No.1 singles in the US making her the (joint) female artist with the second most No.1 singles - Mariah Carey took that crown when "Honey" debuted at No.1 to become her 12th No.1 single.

Whitney Houston has registered 18 Gold singles in the USA, and 5 platinum singles.

Whitney Houston is the first artist to have three albums sell over 9 Million copies apeice, making her the most consistent artist ever.

In collecting her 21st American Music Award, Whitney has the distiction of being the artist with the most AMA's to their credit.

Whitney Houston is among the five highest paid actresses in the world, and is reported to have collected $10 Million for her role in "The Preacher's Wife".

"The Preacher's Wife" is the best selling gospel album of all time.

...Everytime we think there is nothing left to achieve, Whitney proves the world wrong....

Info from the first German Whitney site by Sebastian. Updated on August 5th, 2001 by Jean-Luc for 'Whitney Houston Illustrated'

« An enormously successful performing career that has done nothing but pile strength upon strength since the star first leaped from legendary record producer Clive Davis's brow in 1983, at age 19.