France Album Sales: Whitney Houston

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Although her debut album was released in early 1985 in the US, it has been exactly 30 years this month since Whitney Houston first debuted in France Album Chart. Immensely successful during 15 years, she then struggled with personal issues until her tragic death in 2012.

There is little doubt the diva was a gigantic star in the US, but how has she fared in France? The least we can say is that her debut in France was quite special as we will see. During the next few pages we will be reviewing her results in France since her debut to now, including a detailed study of her sales since her passing. Please be aware all Spotify figures refer to worldwide streaming as they only aim to display which albums still have strong catalog hits as of now. Let’s go!

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Lu

Hi MJD. The international sales for waiting to exhale and the preachers wife are shockingly low because her label, Arista supported those albums and she did promote in international markets plus they come straight after the monster success of the bodyguard. I think Tommy Mottola had bigger hits for his divas Celine and Mariah like “Because you loved me” and “One Sweet Day” and Clive just wasn’t getting it right. What do you think went wrong gor those soundtracks?

Jeremy McKay

You have to do a CSPC for Whitney!

Anthony Blanchard

Hello Jeremy
You are right! I think that it will be done in early 2017, 5 years after she passed away.

Gustavo

Her overall number is very solid, similar to Mariah Carey. Surprised to see “I’m your baby tonight” comfortably outselling her 80s studio albums.

John Will

Dear MJD, thank you for your post, I have learned a lot from your posts in UKMIX and Fan of Music , I can’t wait to see you post articles about”France Album Sales: Barbra Streisand” and “France Album Sales: Celine Dion”

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