Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ Tops Over 1Billion Views on YouTube/Becomes First ’90s Solo Artist Video To Reach Milestone

Posted October 28, 2020
image via Whitney Houston YouTube

Even in death, Whitney Houston continues to cement her iconic status and break records that even today’s artist could only hope for.

The singer’s iconic global hit “I Will Always Love You” has officially reached 1 billion views on YouTube–becoming the first time a music video from the ’90s by a solo artist to reach that milestone.

According to GMA, It’s the fourth ‘90s music video overall to reach a billion views, following Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and The Cranberries’ “Zombie.”

The smash which was originally written by Dolly Parton in 1973, was redone by Whitney in 1992 for the iconic “The Bodyguard” soundtrack.

The song won a slew of awards including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 36th Grammy Awards in 1994.

The song went on to spend a massive 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming one of the longest No.1’s in the chart’s history.

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