CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis

Whitney

Full Length related records Sales

For 15 years the career of Whitney Houston had no compilation and no live album, with only a few music videos released. This changed completely in 2000. All those non-studio full length records are studied below.

Remaining Long Format Part 1 – Compilations #1

How to understand this table? If you check for example Whitney: The Greatest Hits compilation line, those figures mean it sold 10,000,000 units worldwide. The second statistics column means all versions of all songs included on this package add for 754,000 equivalent album sales from streams of all types.

The second part on the right of the table shows how many streams equivalent sales are coming from each original album plus the share it represents on the overall package. Thus, streaming figures tell us The Bodyguard songs are responsible for 40% of the Whitney: The Greatest Hits tracklist attractiveness, which means it generated 3,972,000 of its 10,000,000 album sales and so on for the other records.

As expected, Whitney Houston, Whitney and The Bodyguard are the main forces selling those compilations. As Love, Whitney is love-themed, it ignores up-tempo songs, explaining why the distribution pattern is different.

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TapestryCK

HI MDJ, can you tell us how many physical singles has whitney houston sold in USA?

Dtew

What about Waiting To Exhale?

tsaotd

I wonder why hers and mariah touring numbers arent nearly as good as celine and madonna even if all their sales are insane

Stephy

Mariah was never a huge touring act, even at her commercial peak, she only did like 13 shows total. Whitney Houston was a touring machine, doing over 400 shows between 1985 – 1999, but she toured before ticket prices spiked thru the roof, during the 00’s and 10’s. She didn’t overcharge people to come see her during her peak in the Bodyguard years too. Madonna’s touring numbers were good in the 80’s & 90’s, but she didn’t start bringing in huge numbers until the 2000’s, when artists started charging hundreds – thousands of dollars for 2 hour shows. Celine benefited… Read more »

Jake

What’s interesting is that even in the 80s and 90s Madonna far outgrossed both Whitney and Tina if you compare how many concerts they did.

Tina for example did hundreds of shows on her tours, but Madonnas tours were far more successful if you compare how much they grossed with the number of shows they did.

Tina Turner Break Every Rule tour made 60 million out of 218 shows.

Madonnas Who’s That Girl made 25 million out of 38 shows.

Stephy

Well, yes. Because Madonna overcharged people back then. She always did.

Jake

Or maybe other females couldn’t afford to charge as high prices as Madonna?

That shows a lot about Madonnas star power if anything.

Stephy

Yes, Barbra Streisand charges even more than her. But its still greedy imo. Adele is starting to do it now. Horrible.

Jazz

Ridiculous. She can charge higher ticket prices because there is demands for her. Whiteney & Tina couldn’t charge as high because if they did, tickets wouldn’t sold out.

Ultimate

Actually it’s not about the demand though, prices of tickets depends on Artist want to charge their fans, because even Tina Turner who break the most attended female concert of all time, Madonna still charges higher than her ever since before, this also applies with the likes of other artists like Celine who’s also had a concert in the Philippines which had lasted two days sold out, far less expensive than Madonna’s one day concert.

Ultimate Master

Can you please correct in Page 34 at the article, the seventh album doesn’t have question mark(?) in it’s name, which looks like (Just Whitney?) instead of the correct one (Just Whitney)

Ultimate Master

To those creators of this site, especially MJD, we need an update for Whitney’s article since it’s already longer than we expected.

LestGetToIt

Hello MJD , what are your estimations of Whitney’s albums sales in Argentina , Mexico and Brasil besides The Bodyguard? for the markets that are N/A i read that you use some formula were there’s no certification/known sales.

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