France Album Sales: Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston


Studio Albums

1985 Whitney Houston – 210,000
1987 Whitney – 360,000
1990 I’m Your Baby Tonight – 440,000
1998 My Love Is Your Love – 695,000
2002 Just Whitney – 60,000
2003 One Wish: The Holiday Album – 5,000
2009 I Look To You – 60,000

Soundtrack Albums

1992 The Bodyguard – 1,720,000
1995 Waiting To Exhale – 70,000
1996 The Preacher’s Wife – 70,000

 Compilation Albums

2000 The Greatest Hits – 610,000
2001 Love, Whitney – 65,000
2007 The Ultimate Collection – 140,000
2011 The Essential Whitney Houston – 30,000
2012 I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston – 20,000
2014 Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances – 5,000

Whitney Houston sold a total of 4,560,000 albums in France.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: SNEP, IFOP, GFK, Spotify.

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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.


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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