Triple Platinum/European Tour Success...

[The following article from Entertainment Wire confirms 'My Love Is Your Love' has been certified for US sales of three million copies and cites Whitney's European Tour as the most successful tour of the continent in 1999]

Whitney Houston World Tour '99 Becomes Europe's Highest Grossing Arena Tour of the Year New York- (Entertainment Wire) Oct 19. 1999

'My Love is Your Love' Album certified Triple Platinum in the U.S.- Eight Million Worldwide
'My Love is Your Love' is No. 1 across the European Continent, as it passes 48th week on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in the U.S.

Arista recording artist Whitney Houston's World Tour 1999 has become Europe's highest-grossing arena concert tour of the year - selling out every date in advance.  By the time Whitney finishes her itinerary - dates have been added to extend the tour through November 8 - 'The Voice' will have played to almost million people.

After six consecutive weeks at No.1 on the European charts, Whitney's latest album, 'My Love is Your Love,' remains in the Top 10 in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland, with international sales in excess of 5 million copies.

To date, the album is in it's 49th week on the Billboard 200 chart and is certified RIAA triple-platinum in the U.S. 'My Love is Your Love' has amassed worldwide album sales exceeding 8 million copies.

The RIAA certified gold single, 'My Love is Your Love,' is bulleted top 10 on both the R&B (No.5) and Hot 100 (No.7) lists.

Houston, nominated for MTV Europe Awards Best Female Artist and Best R&B Artist, is scheduled to perform on the broadcast on November 11 in Dublin, Ireland.  She will also make an appearance on Germany's high profile awards show, The Bambi Awards where she is nominated for 'Most Successful International Artist.' The special airs on November 19.

Recently in Germany, Whitney shot the music video for 'I Learned From The Best,' her next single, due for release at the end of the year.

Analysis...

The announcement that 'My Love Is Your Love' has been certified triple Platinum in the US for shipment of three million copies means that each of Whitney Houston's seven album projects have register at this level as a minimum.

Whitney Houston
Whitney
I'm Your Baby Tonight
The Bodyguard
Waiting To Exhale
The Preacher's Wife
My Love Is Your Love

13 Million
9 Million
4 Million
16 MIllion
7 Million
3 Million
3 Million

Also, Whitney's total US certification of 48 million albums further increases her lead over her nearest rivals Madonna (46.5 million) and Mariah Carey (46 million).  Barbra Streisand remains the front runner in this category with US album sales certified at 61.75 million.

NEWSFILE: 20 OCTOBER 1999

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