CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis


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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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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