Whitney Houston's Top Grossing Singles of All Time
With Whitney Houston's death as reported by various media outlets has sparked loads of stories flying around the Internet. Some will be of her music and I thought we could take a moment to reflect on what an awesome singer she truly was.
Houston held the record for the fifth Best Selling Song of all time — "I Will Always Love You" — in the United States, which grossed over four million. It was released in 1992 and trails only slightly behind (also at four million+) Queen's, "Another One Bites The Dust", The Beatles' "Hey Jude," and Elvis Presely's "Hound Dog."
Of course the #1 grossing song was by Elton John, "Candle in the Wind grossing at 10 million dollars."
Whitney Houston's other top grossing songs are:
"I wanna Dance With Somebody" (1987) which earned Houston a Grammy for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Sold 760,000
"Saving All My Love for You" SOLD 740,000
"My Love Your Love" SOLD 525,000
"One Moment In Time" SOLD 280,000
"How Will I know" (1985) which spent two weeks in the number one spot SOLD 400,000
"When You Believe" SOLD 255000
"Step By Step" SOLD 235,000
"I Have Nothing" SOLD 220,000
"So Emotional" SOLD 215,000
"Greatest Love of All" (1986) which spent three weeks at #1 on the pop singles chart. SOLD 210,000
Having sold over 170 million albums worldwide, Houston was definitely one of the world's best-selling music artists. She charted 7 consecutive Number one Billboard Hot 100 hits and the second artist tailing behind Elton John. Since last year, Houston had released 7 albums and 3 movie soundtracks which have all attained diamond, platinum, gold certification and multi-platinum status.