Whitney Houston - Whitney: Gold Series CD - 'Whitney' is the second studio album by American singer Whitney Houston, first released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records as the follow-up to her best selling debut album, 'Whitney Houston.' The album catapulted her to international fame, with 'Whitney' being certified 9x platinum by the RIAA on November 29, 1995. The album met the expectations of many people and was sensationally popular after its release. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart the issue of June 27, 1987, becoming the first album by a female artist, and only the fifth album by a solo artist to do so. Its first four singles - "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", "Didn't We Almost Have It All," "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" - all peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat.