Today we remember Whitney Houston on what would have been her 59th birthday.
In her incredible career, Whitney had eleven #1 singles in the US, ranking her fourth on Billboard’s tally of solo female artists with the most #1 singles.
Whitney still holds the record for the most consecutive #1 singles (seven).
Here are her eleven Billboard #1 singles:
1. Saving All My Love For You (1985)
Whitney won the ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ Grammy Award for ‘Saving All My Love For You’.
2. How Will I Know (1985)
‘How Will I Know’ became Whitney’s first #1 single in Canada.
3. Greatest Love Of All (1986)
‘Greatest Love Of All’ was Whitney’s first #1 single in Australia.
4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) (1987)
‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’, and topped the charts in over 10 countries.
5. Didn’t We Almost Have It All (1987)
‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’ also topped the Adult Contemporary Chart for three weeks.
6. So Emotional (1987)
‘So Emotional’ was also #1 on the Dance Club Songs Chart.
7. Where Do Broken Hearts Go (1988)
‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’ was the final #1 in her consecutive streak.
8. I’m Your Baby Tonight (1990)
‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ was Whitney’s fourth #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.
9. All The Man That I Need (1990)
‘All The Man That I Need’ was also #1 in Canada.
10. I Will Always Love You (1992)
‘I Will Always Love You’ remained at #1 for fourteen consecutive weeks in the US. It topped the charts in over fifteen countries.
11. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (1995)
Whitney was the second female artist in history, after Mariah Carey, to debut at #1, with Exhale ‘(Shoop Shoop)’.
We miss you, Whitney!