Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

GRAMMY Award-Winning Hit from “The Bodyguard” Becomes the First Solo Artist Entry and Fourth Video Overall from the ‘90s to Join the Billion Views Club


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Whitney Houston’s GRAMMY Award-winning hit “I Will Always Love You” has officially crossed 1 billion views on YouTube. This marks the first solo artist entry of music videos from the ‘90s to join YouTube’s Billion Views club and fourth overall following Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and The Cranberries’ “Zombie.”

Originally written and recorded by Dolly Parton in 1973, “I Will Always Love You” scored massive success in 1992 when Whitney Houston recorded her version alongside her film debut in “The Bodyguard.” Winning over critics and fans alike, Whitney Houston’s version of the song spent 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is one of the best-selling singles of all time.

While “I Will Always Love You” is Whitney Houston’s first music video to cross the billion views mark, she’s had tremendous success on YouTube. Some additional stats include:

• “I Will Always Love You” has averaged over 350K views a day globally in 2020.
• Whitney Houston has seen 986M views over the past 12 months, amassing huge views in the United States (203M), Brazil (89.3M), the United Kingdom (75.4M), France (42.3M), and the Philippines (38.9M).
• Houston’s Official Artist Channel has over 5.32M subscribers.
• Houston’s hit "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," returned to the YouTube Top Songs chart this year in places like the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland.
• Kygo's rework of Whitney Houston's classic "Higher Love" reached the YouTube Top Songs charts in over 30 markets globally.

And with only one music video left to cross one billion views mark, the current YouTube Top 5 list of music videos from the ‘90s is as follows:

• Guns N' Roses - November Rain – 1.45B views
• Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Official Music Video) – 1.14B views
• The Cranberries - Zombie (Official Music Video) – 1.05B views
• Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (Official Video) – 1B views
• 4 Non Blondes - What's Up (Official Video) – 924M views

Source YouTube Music

October 24, 2020 9:35pm ET by Pressparty  

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