0 Whitney Houston Holds Top Ten Career Record

Here's Whitney Houston in happier days having fun in the studio.

When she topped the pop charts in 1988 with her seventh consecutive number one hit, "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," she broke the "six in a row" record held by both the Beatles and the Bee Gees.

It's hard being a diva. In addition to the fame and fortune, the tabloid press document your every move. Whitney has been a frequent poster girl in newspaper gossip columns, blogs, and magazines.

The tabloids are notorious for lax fact checking when they know coverage of celebrities will generate big sales.

Let's not escape the fact however that Whitney Houston has an enviable track record of big time success.

Here is her place among all artists with the most number one hits (according to music historian Joel Whitburn).

  1. The Beatles
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Mariah Carey
  4. Michael Jackson
  5. Madonna
  6. The Supremes
  7. Whitney Houston
  8. George Michael
  9. Stevie Wonder
  10. Bee Gees

and Artists with the most top 10 hits (source: Joel Whitburn)

  1. Elvis Presley
  2. The Beatles
  3. Madonna
  4. Stevie Wonder
  5. Michael Jackson
  6. Elton John
  7. Janet Jackson
  8. The Rolling Stones
  9. Whitney Houston
  10. Paul McCartney

What does the future hold for the New Jersey native?

In a statement on her web site, visitors can find the following message:

"It has been confirmed that Whitney Houston has filed for a divorce. This has been confirmed and announced by Whitney's spokesperson, Nancy Seltzer."

Of the three 2006 news section posts on her web site (to date), two have been damage control, while only one promotes her music career...and what a career it's been.

Dive right into our Powerhouse Radio:
"Whitney Houston Quiz"

1. Whitney Houston's aunt is:

a) Thelma Houston
b) Gladys Knight
c) Chaka Khan
d) Dionne Warwick

2. Whitney married Bobby Brown in:

a) 1989
b) 1992
c) 1994
d) 1991

3. Whitney co-starred in the movie The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner released in:

a) 1992
b) 1990
c) 1994
d) 1988

Here are the correct answers:

1. (d) 2. (b) 3. (a) 

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