CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis


Physical Singles Sales

Record breaking album sales of Whitney Houston have been highly commented on for very long, the same can’t be said about her singles though. For good reasons? No. The singer has been an incredible singles seller too.

This first page lists singles from her first three studio albums which combine for 18,6 million units sold. At nearly 3 million, I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) is unsurprisingly the highest seller.

Whitney Houston (1985) – 2,148,000 equivalent albums

You Give Good Love – 940,000
Saving All My Love for You – 2,600,000
How Will I Know – 1,650,000
All at Once – 190,000
Greatest Love of All – 1,420,000
Hold Me – 360,000

Whitney (1987) – 2,274,000 equivalent albums

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – 2,920,000
Love Will Save the Day – 820,000
Didn’t We Almost Have It All – 1,290,000
So Emotional – 1,500,000
Where Do Broken Hearts Go – 1,030,000
I Know Him So Well – 20,000

I’m Your Baby Tonight (1990) – 1,152,000 equivalent albums

I’m Your Baby Tonight – 1,740,000
My Name Is Not Susan – 310,000
All the Man That I Need – 1,310,000
Miracle – 460,000
I Belong to You – 20,000

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can you give a break up of IWALY 33M EAS?

Ultimate Master

MJD, If Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack wasn’t included in Whitney’s Albums, can you still have study on it at least?

Kanye best

You mean to tell me she didn’t sell anything in africa. When she had 3 successful concerts in africa??


Where is it stated she sold nothing in Africa exactly? 😉

Kanye best

Well where are her sales for africa then?


They’re just now shown in the breakdown but they are taken into account. Africa + Middle Eastern sales should be around 1.6m


The ‘Whitney’ album has finally gone diamond! The first African American artist to ever have 3 diamond albums in the US

Stephon Jackson

This needs to be updated. I know for a fact she has sales in Africa!!

Love Whitney

Please update Whitney’s discography. We wait for so long


Her appeal in Europe surprises me. 40 million albums sold there is very impressive. Even during her most R&B era “My Love Is Your Love,” that album sold an impressive 4 million copies in Europe.

Her latest hit “Higher Love” did best in Europe and was a true hit for her. Europeans have stayed loyal to Whitney no matter what.

Stephon Jackson

This needs to be updated. I know for a fact she has sales in Africa.

john ling

Higher love sold more than 2 million in 2019.. it is still in UK chart on it’s 47th week. Her Ultimate album is in the top 40 again in UK after what 7- 8 yrs in the chart? it is gonna be 6x platinum in us soon, Whitney’s second album will be diamond in US soon, I read somewhere only less than 50k needed to be certified 10x platinum . and her first album is almost 14x olatinum if that happens, whitney will have 3 diamond albums. This is from world music 1994 award whitney was the biggest selling female… Read more »

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