All My Love for You on the channel after the song became a huge crossover hit

All my love for you on the channel after the song

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All My Love for You" on the channel after the song became a huge crossover hit with Houston saying the channel "had no choice but to play [the video] and I love it when they have no choice." [38] The third US single, " How Will I Know ", peaked at No. 1, and the video introduced Houston to the MTV audience. Houston's subsequent singles from this and future albums would make her the first African-American woman to receive consistent heavy rotation on MTV. [22] By 1986, a year after its initial release, Whitney Houston topped the Billboard 200 albums chart and stayed there for 14 non-consecutive weeks. [39] The final single, "Greatest Love of All" (a cover of " The Greatest Love of All ", originally recorded by George Benson in 1977), became Houston's biggest hit yet; the single peaked at No. 1 and remained there for three weeks on the Hot 100 chart, making Houston's debut the first album by a woman to yield three No. 1 hits. Houston was No. 1 artist of the year and Whitney Houston was the No. 1 album of the year on the 1986 Billboard year-end charts, making her the first woman to earn that distinction. [39] At the time, the album was the best-selling debut album by a solo artist. [40] Houston then embarked on her world tour, Greatest Love Tour . The album had become an international success, was certified 13× platinum (diamond) in the United States alone, and has sold 22 million copies worldwide. [41] [42] [43] At the 1986 Grammy Awards , Houston was nominated for three awards, including Album of the Year . [44] She was not eligible for the Best New Artist category because of her previous hit R&B duet recording with Teddy Pendergrass in 1984. [45] She won her first Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for "Saving All My Love for You". [46] Houston's performance of the song during the Grammy telecast later earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program . [47] Houston won seven American Music Awards in total in 1986 and 1987, and an MTV Video Music Award . [48] [49] The album's popularity would also carry over to the 1987 Grammy Awards , when "Greatest Love of All" would receive a Record of the Year nomination. Houston's debut album is listed as one of Rolling Stone 's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and on The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 's Definitive 200 list. [50] [51] Houston's grand entrance into the music industry is considered one of the 25 musical milestones of the last 25 years, according to USA Today . [52] Following Houston's breakthrough, doors were opened for other African-American women such as Janet Jackson and Anita Baker to find notable success in popular music and on MTV. [53] [54] 1987–1991: Whitney , I'm Your Baby Tonight and "The Star-Spangled Banner"
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See also: The Star-Spangled Banner (Whitney Houston recording) Houston's second album, Whitney , was released in June 1987. The album again featured production from Masser, Kashif, and Walden as well as Jellybean Benitez . Many critics complained that the material was too similar to her previous album. Rolling Stone said, "the narrow channel through which this talent has been directed is frustrating".
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