Did you know that Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston each have a pair of diamond albums in the US?
Among the best-selling female artists of all time, Dion, Carey and Houston each have 2 diamond (10x platinum) albums. Dion’s ‘Falling into You’ and ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ have both been certified diamond in the US with the former achieving 11x platinum status.
Moreover, Carey’s ‘Music Box’ and ‘Daydream’ records have both notched diamond certifications. The albums generated a total of 5 #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 between them.
Houston also claimed a pair of diamond albums in the US. Her self-titled debut album has thus far been certified 13x platinum whereas her ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack has reach 17x platinum.
Carey is the 3rd best-selling female albums artist in the US behind Barbra Streisand and Madonna. She has shipped a total of 63.5 million albums in that country compared to Streisand’s 71 million and Madonna’s 64 million.
Meanwhile, Houston is the 4th highest-selling female act and Dion is the 5th with 55 million and 50 million albums shipped, respectively. However, regardless of their accomplishments, Shania Twain remains the only female artist to score 3 diamond albums in the US.
Watch Dion, Carey and Houston perform their first Hot 100 #1 singles below:
Celine Dion – ‘Power of Love’
Mariah Carey – ‘Vision of Love’
Whitney Houston – ‘Saving All My Love For You’