Whitney's Awards & Achievements


VI. The Multitude of Awards



A. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time.

B. Emmy Awards

1. 1986 - Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program
2. 1988 - Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program



C. Grammy Awards

1986
1. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - "Saving All My Love For You"
1988
2. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
1994
3 Album Of The Year - "The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack"
4. Record Of The Year - "I Will Always Love You"
5. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - "I Will Always Love You"
2000
6. Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - "It`s Not Right But It`s Okay"

D. Total of approximately 415 career awards in her lifetime.

E. Billboard Music Awards

1985
1. Top Pop New Artist
2. Top R&B New Artist

1986
3. Top R&B Album #1 - "Whitney Houston"
4. Top Pop Album #1 - "Whitney Houston"
5. Top R&B Album Artist #1
6. Top Pop Album Artist #1
7. Top Pop Artist #1
8. Top Pop Album Artist - Female

1987
9. Top Pop Album Artist, Female

1988
10. Top Pop Singles Artist, Female

1991
11. Top R&B Artist
12. Top R&B Album Artist
13. Top R&B Album - "I`m Your Baby Tonight"
14. Top R&B Singles Artist

1993
15. Top Selling Album - "The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack"
16. Hot 100 Singles Artist
17. Top Pop Single Of The Year - "I Will Always Love You"
18. Hot 100 Singles Artist - Female
19. Top Selling Single Of The Year - "I Will Always Love You"
20. Top R&B Album - "The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack"
21. Hot R&B Singles Artist
22. Hot R&B Single - "I Will Always Love You"
23. Hot R&B Singles Sales - "I Will Always Love You"
24. Top Soundtrack Album - "The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack"
25. Special Award For 14 Weeks At #1 With "I Will Always Love You"
26. Special Award For 20 Weeks At #1 With "The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack"
27. #1 World Artist - Whitney Houston
28. #1 World Single - "I Will Always Love You"

F. American Music Awards

1986
1. Favorite Soul/R&B Single - "You Give Good Love"
2. Favorite Soul/R&B Video - "Saving All My Love For You"

1987
3. Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
4. Favorite Pop/Rock Album - "Whitney Houston"
5. Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
6. Favorite Soul/R&B Album - "Whitney Houston"
7. Favorite Soul/R&B Video - "Greatest Love Of All"

1988
8. Favorite Pop/Rock Single - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
9. Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
10. Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

1994
11. Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
12. Favorite Pop/Rock Single - "I Will Always Love You"
13. Favorite Pop/Rock Album - "The Bodyguard O.S.T."
14. Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
15. Favorite Soul/R&B Single - "I Will Always Love You"
16. Favorite Soul/R&B Album - "The Bodyguard O.S.T."
17. Favorite Adult Contemporary Album - "The Bodyguard O.S.T."
18. Award Of Merit







1997
19. Favorite Soundtrack Album - "Waiting To Exhale O.S.T."

2000
20. Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
21. Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

2001
22. Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

G. Acted beautifully as the main character in the very successful film, The Bodyguard, in 1992. The film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period. The film, The Bodygaurd co-starring Kevin Coster, was hugely successful at the box office, grossing more than $121 million in the U.S. and $410 million worldwide, making it one of the top 100 grossing films domestically at it's time of release.

H. One of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide.

I. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits

1. "Saving All My Love for You"
2. "How Will I Know"
3. "Greatest Love of All"
4. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
5. "Didn't We Almost Have It All"
6. "So Emotional"
7. "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"

J. The only female artist to have TWO #1 Billboard 200 Album awards on the Billboard magazine year-end charts.

K. The 1985 debut album entitled "Whitney Houston," became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release.

L. This self-named debut album ("Whitney Houston") was named Rolling Stone's best album of 1986.

M. Her second studio album, "Whitney" (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

N. In 2010, she held the all-time record for the most American Music Awards of any female solo artist.

O. Whitney Houston shared the record with Michael Jackson for the most AMAs ever won in a single year with eight wins in 1994.






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