CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis


Reaching the latter part of her career, the following singles are much weaker sellers. Just Whitney flopped hard due to the awful performances of its singles while the market of physical singles collapsed shortly after.

There are still several notable sellers within’ the Orphan category. The biggest of them is the 2-million seller Exhale (Shoop Shoop). In fact, if the Soundtrack isn’t credited to her, the single obviously is.

All together, Whitney sold 49,2 million physical singles.

Just Whitney… (2002) – 87,000 equivalent albums

One of Those Days – 110,000
Try It on My Own – 50,000
Whatchulookinat – 130,000

One Wish: The Holiday Album (2003) – 8,000 equivalent albums

One Wish (For Christmas) – 25,000

I Look to You (2009) – 23,000 equivalent albums

Million Dollar Bill – 25,000
I Look to You – 50,000

Orphan – 2,118,000 equivalent albums

One Moment in Time – 1,820,000
The Star Spangled Banner – 1,120,000
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) – 1,750,000
Count On Me – 950,000
Why Does It Hurt So Bad – 280,000
Could I Have This Kiss Forever – 740,000
Same Script, Different Cast – 60,000
It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be – 180,000
Something in Common – 60,000
Remaining Singles – 100,000

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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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