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is the eponymous
, released February 14, 1985 on
. The album initially had a slow commercial response, but began getting more popular in the summer of 1985. Eventually it topped the
chart for 14 weeks in 1986 and generated three number-one singles—"
Saving All My Love for You
How Will I Know
" and "
Greatest Love of All
chart, making it the first debut album and the first album by a female artist to achieve that feat.
The album was one of those very rare cases that enjoyed global success by a new black female artist, topping the albums chart in many countries such as Canada,
peaking at number two in the United Kingdom,
The album was certified
for shipments of 10 million units or more on March 16, 1999, and later 13× platinum by the
Recording Industry Association of America
on July 29, 1999,
making it one of the
top 100 best-selling album in the United States
It has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.
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