With the highly anticipated release of her second album, Whitney (June 1987), she made history as the first female artist to enter the Billboard album charts at number one. The new album soared past nine times platinum on the strength of four number one chart-toppers, the Grammy-winning "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)," "Didn't We Almost Have It All," "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go." This established Whitney as the only artist to have seven consecutive number one hits, surpassing a record previously set by the Beatles and the Bee Gees.
Whitney's third best-selling album, I'm Your Baby Tonight (November 1990), displayed her versatility on a new batch of tough rhythmic grooves, soulful ballads and up-tempo dance tracks. With back-to-back number one hits for the title tune and "All the Man That I Need," followed by "Miracle" and "My Name Is Not Susan," sales records were set once again, as the album became an international multiplatinum best-seller, to the tune of 8 million copies worldwide.