CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 2 – Soundtracks all over the place

As previously mentioned, these soundtracks feature songs that are not from Whitney Houston. While the credit of these albums goes to her, the credit of individual songs sang by someone else don’t, which explains why there are two totals. The first will be awarded to the artist CSPC total, the second to the album tally.

Maybe surprisingly, I Will Always Love You isn’t as dominant as in other formats when it comes to audio streams with the same result as I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Its YouTube views however are gigantic at 786 million. Whitney Houston is dominant among The Bodyguard soundtrack – even if she performs only 6 out of 13 tracks, they are responsible for near 99% of its streams. They translate into 309,000 album sales. The Preacher’s Wife is way weaker at 21,000 units only due to no song reaching even 5 million streams.

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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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