After establishing her screen appeal on her well-received video clips—she dominated MTV's rotations during its first decade on the air—Whitney finally made her movie debut in The Bodyguard (November 1992), in which she co-starred with Oscar®-winning actor/director Kevin Costner. The film not only broke box office records worldwide but was ultimately responsible for the biggest-selling motion picture soundtrack album of all time, voted the Grammy®-winning Album of the Year.
"I Will Always Love You," the first single release, became the biggest-selling commercial single in history and reaped Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal. Three other singles from the album, "I'm Every Woman," "I Have Nothing" and "Run to You," were also major international hits for Whitney. The Bodyguard soundtrack album, featuring six Whitney Houston songs in all, has sold more than 42 million copies worldwide. At 17 times platinum in the United States, it is the biggest-selling motion picture soundtrack album in history, ahead of Saturday Night Fever, Forrest Gump, Titanic and so on.