Whitney Houston, the legendary and enduring R&B/Pop singer who sold hundreds of millions of records before her untimely death in 2012, has officially became the first Black artist in music history to recognize three diamond-certified albums.

As a fitting lead-up to the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” singer’s induction during next week’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Wednesday (10.28) the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed that Whitney, Houston’s second album, had officially reached diamond status (a certification of 10 million physical copies sold, that now takes digital streaming into account as well.)

With this announcement Houston joins a select class of other three-diamond-certified artists such as Garth Brooks, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. The New Jersey native is one of the best-selling singers of all time, and her music has continued to break records, including the video for her 1992 track “I Will Always Love You” that recently reached 1 billion views on YouTube.

Help the music community celebrate this momentous occasion by listening to this record-breaking, Whitney Houston project.

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