Houston then embarked on her world tour, Greatest Love Tour.The album had become an international success, and was certified 13× platinum (diamond) in the United States alone, and has sold 30 million copies worldwide.Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model.In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.In the UK, the dance-funk "Someone for Me", which failed to chart in the country, was the first single while "All at Once" was in such European countries as the Netherlands and Belgium, where the song reached the top 5 on the singles charts, respectively. As a result, the album began to sell strongly, and Houston continued promotion by touring nightclubs in the US.Outside the US, the song failed to get enough attention to become a hit, but in the US, it gave the album its first major hit as it peaked at No. She also began performing on late-night television talk shows, which were not usually accessible to unestablished black acts.He convinced Arista's head Clive Davis to make time to see Houston perform.
Robert Christgau of The Village Voice called her contribution "one of the most gorgeous ballads you've ever heard".
At the time, MTV had received harsh criticism for not playing enough videos by black, Latino, and other racial minorities while favoring white acts.
The third US single, "How Will I Know", peaked at No.
Davis wanted to ensure he had the right material and producers for Houston's debut album.
Some producers had to pass on the project because of prior commitments. With production from Michael Masser, Kashif, Jermaine Jackson, and Narada Michael Walden, Houston's debut album Whitney Houston was released in February 1985.