CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis

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Very logically, the highest selling download track of Whitney Houston is I Will Always Love You from The Bodyguard, which is up to a huge 5,7 million worldwide. I Have Nothing is a strong second from the same album. Just like in the physical part, hits from My Love Is Your Love broke no records individually but add for a very decent total together. Hits from those 90s albums sold nearly 15 million.

The Bodyguard (1992) – 1,538,000 equivalent albums

I Will Always Love You – 5,750,000
I Have Nothing – 1,900,000
I’m Every Woman – 750,000
Run to You – 1,250,000
Queen of the Night – 300,000
Remaining tracks – 300,000

NB: Remaining songs which are not from Whitney Houston add for 250,000 units, translated into 38,000 equivalent albums.

The Preacher’s Wife (1996) – 210,000 equivalent albums

I Believe in You and Me – 400,000
Step by Step – 400,000
Remaining tracks – 600,000

My Love Is Your Love (1998) – 480,000 equivalent albums

It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay – 700,000
Heartbreak Hotel – 400,000
My Love Is Your Love – 900,000
When You Believe – 700,000
Remaining tracks – 500,000

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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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