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Female Artists With Number 1 Albums in US and UK: Whitney Houston / Alanis Morissette



Whitney Houston
United States- Whitney Houston has been very successful in the United States where she had a total of five number 1 albums. It also included her soundtrack albums where she was starred in its movies. It started out with her self-titled debut album “Whitney Houston” which eventually went 13x platinum by RIAA, and followed by her second album “Whitney” which was 9x platinum. Her next number 1 studio album has a wide gap of years if soundtracks were excluded. The album was the platinum seller “I Look to You, also her last studio album. Her soundtrack album, which the movie was topbilled by her, was “The Bodyguard” became one of the longest number 1 hits which was RIAA certified 17x platinum. It was followed by 7x platinum seller “Waiting to Exhale”.
United Kingdom- Whitney Houston scored three number 1 albums in United Kingdom. It started with her second album “Whitney” followed by the soundtrack of “The Bodyguard”, which both went 7x platinum by BPI. “Whitney: The Greatest Hits” also went to number 1 with 5x platinum. Her other albums went multiplatinum too but failed to reach number including her first album which peaked at number 2 and gone 6x platinum

Alanis Morissette
United States- Alanis Morissette garnered three albums to reach number 1 in America.Her first came with her very successful “Jagged Little Pill” which was 16x platinum by RIAA. Her fastest seller was “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie” which was an eventual 3x platinum, and the platinum seller “Under Rug Swept”. Other albums went to top 10 with “So-Called Chaos” and “Havoc and Bright Lights” at the top 5.
United Kingdom- Alanis Morissette scored only one number 1 albums in UK with “Jagged Little Pill” which was BPI certified 10x platinum. Her albums “Under Rug Swept” and “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie” went to numbers 2 and 3 respectively. Thr latter went multi-platinum by BPI.

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