Dolly Parton Earned $10 million in Royalties for “I Will Always Love You”

Dolly Parton has been an American music icon for greater than 5 a long time.

The well-known singer, songwriter, actress, writer, and businesswoman gained her reputation with nation music first however her information exploded as soon as she invented an attention-grabbing music model that mixed pop music and nation music.

Her most well-known songs embody “It’s All Unsuitable, However It’s All Proper”, “Two Doorways Down”, “Right here You Come Once more”, “Islands within the Stream”, “Jolene”, and naturally, some of the iconic songs of all time “I Will All the time Love You”. 

The music “I Will All the time Love You” was written and recorded by Dolly Parton in 1973.

The nation model of the music was launched in 1974 as a single and he or she devoted it to her former mentor Porter Wagoner.

The music was an instantaneous industrial success reaching the primary spot on the Billboard Scorching Nation Songs chart two instances.

In 1992, the well-known singer Whitney Houston additionally recorded a model of the music for the movie The Bodyguard.

Houston’s single has achieved an enormous quantity of success, spending 14 weeks on the primary spot on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart and it additionally turned the best-selling single of all time.

It nonetheless holds the document because the best-selling single by a lady. 

Dolly Parton additionally has a music referred to as “Dumb Blonde” however she is something however. The well-known nation singer has quite a few revenue streams and companies that yearly convey her a whole lot of thousands and thousands of {dollars}.

Relating to music, Dolly earns royalties off her personal hits but in addition when different artists do their variations of her songs.

For the model of “I Will All the time Love You” sung by Whitney Houston, Parton has earned an infinite $10 million within the 90s alone.

These days, the artist earns round $0.09 each time her music is featured on the radio and about $2 every time somebody buys her album.

In 2017, Forbes estimated that Dolly Parton takes the sixth place within the highest-paid girl within the music listing, with earnings over $37 million. 

The music icon later revealed that she used the $10 million she earned in royalties from Whitney Houston’s cowl of “I Will All the time Love You” to speculate into an workplace constructing in Nashville, a largely black-populated neighborhood.

Throughout a chat present with Andy Cohen, Dolly defined that she believed this was the easiest way to honor the deceased black singer, who she believes is usually answerable for the massive success her music has had through the years.

“Principally, there are solely black households and those who lived round there, it was an entire strip mall, and I assumed, that is the right place for me to be, contemplating it was Whitney”.