Whitney Houston Returns to Billboard Top 10

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s music lives on. Following the pop icon’s untimely death on Saturday, her music has returned to the charts.

Houston’s 2000 compilation Whitney: The Greatest Hits re-enters the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 6. According to Nielsen SoundScan, it sold 64,000 copies in the U.S., reflecting only one full day of sales after her passing (The tracking week ends February 12).

That was not the only album from the late legend that charted this week. Her 1986 debut Whitney Houston re-emerges at No. 72 (8,000), The Bodyguard soundtrack comes in at No. 80 (8,000), her final studio album I Look to You claims the No. 118 spot (5,000), 1987’s Whitney places at No. 122 (5,000), and The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack finishes at No. 183 (4,000).

Additionally, her chart-topping 1992 single “I Will Always Love You” logged 195,000 downloads, debuting at No. 3 on the Digital Songs chart.

Houston’s albums and songs are expected to get an even bigger boost on next week’s charts when a full week of sales is reported.

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30 Comments

  1. Dexlovesrih!

    She slays,even in paradise..

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    ArethaFranklin Reply:

    @Dexlovesrih!, YESSS.. RIP WHITNEY

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  2. Redchainsaw

    The money for these sales go to her record label right

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    ArethaFranklin Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, No her Daughter..

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @ArethaFranklin, Oh ok,good

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    ArethaFranklin Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, Yes.. forever lives Whitney..

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    Chet Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, Actually they go to the writers and producers. Whitney never wrote any of her own material so her estate won’t be seeing much. However, the writers, label, etc will be cashing in. Dolly Parton is set to make a fortune off I Will Always Love You.

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  3. ArethaFranklin

    i will say this it’s ashame it takes someones passing to make people realize and appreciate great talent .. like they did AALIYAH.. but this isn’t about that RIP WHITNEY..

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    Lonnie Reply:

    @ArethaFranklin, I think people are just celebrating her life by re-listening to all of her music again…

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    Joyams Reply:

    @Lonnie, exactly, everybody knew already that she was amazing

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    ellybelly Reply:

    Its so unfortunate my own future children wouldnt know of her, neither Aaliyah nor Micheal jackson… or Etta james, its such ashame.
    Yet they’ll grow up to listen to ‘kesha’ or ‘nicki minaj’ and think its the future of music.. RIP.

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  4. Kelvin

    A lot of the money is to people who wrote her songs. Since she didn’t write music plenty of it won’t go to her family. Like Michael wrote his music so the majority of his money went to his family. But I’m sure she has plenty of money left over for her daughter.

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  5. FoxyBrown

    Rapup deleted my comments sad

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  6. brainfood.com

    Damn. It hurts when the world loses such talent. She openly showed her love for the Lord…she always (tried) carry herself like a lady on and off-stage…and she touched millions and never once did anyone accuse her of selling her soul for fame cause she didn’t have to. She had too much pure talent. I liked her cause she was real. She never put on a show like she was perfect. She was a real human and she never acted ashamed of that.

    She never had to resort to gimmicks…she had so much talent all she had to do was stand on the stage and sing…excuse me…SANG! YES! There is a difference.

    But all good things come to an end and here’s proof. She’s kickin’ it with Marvin, Amy, Etta, and all the others that blessed the world with song…R.I.P The Voice.

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  7. Triniti

    RIP Whitney.

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  8. Nippy

    Billboard just recently changed the chart rules for the Billboard Hot 100 to allow any recurrent song to be allowed on the main chart with enough airplay/and or downloads. I Will Always Love You has re-entered the BIllboard Hot 100 at #7 with other songs such as well. Here’s the quote from Billboard:

    Whitney Houston’s 1992 smash “I Will Always Love You” re-enters the Hot 100 at #7, based on just one full day’s worth of explosive sales and airplay following Houston’s death on Saturday. Two other Houston hits also re-enter the chart. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” re-opens at #35. “Greatest Love Of All” re-appears at #41. These were among 22 Houston hits that showed up this week on the top 200 Hot Digital Songs chart.

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  9. Audrey Hepburn

    To be quite honest, Whitney didn’t receive the amount of commercial success and support that she deserved on her last project “I Look To You.” It was actually a very good project – but few seemed excited upon its release.

    So, people can go out and buy her past material now, but in the process they should be asking themselves:

    ~Would I have purchased a new release from Whitney, had she not passed?
    ~Or, did I write her off as a “talent that ONCE was great” or an “addict,” before she passed?

    I say this only to shed light on the fact that far too many speak of someone’s greatness only after they are gone. While they are present, the focus becomes lost on irrelevant, media fodder.

    Whitney, you will truly be missed. God Bless. :)

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    allan Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, True dat!

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  10. Kyle

    I really liked Whitney’s last album “I Look To You.” That had some solid tracks on it and it was well put together. But the Whitney classics will NEVER get old. She has a good catalog of hits that will always help us remember how influential she was.

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  11. Winston Churchill

    Additionally, her chart-topping 1992 single “I Will Always Love You” logged 195,000 downloads, debuting at No. 3 on the Digital Songs chart.

    ^ Damn Dolly Parton is going to get A LOT of checks

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  12. X

    Dolly Parton is going to get a lot of money from “I Will Always Love You” in the next few weeks. I hope she donates some of it to Whitney’s estate or something since Whitney basically made the song iconic. Ms. Parton doesn’t need any more money for plastic surgeries.

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  13. GSTAR

    charice will have a tribute for her. cant wait for that.

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  16. leigh holmes

    poor whitney death in a hotel bathroom she took a sleeping pill while in the bath and she fell asleep in the bath and drowned if only she felt her self uinder the water then she’d be alive death at 48 thts her story in case no one knows wat happened to her

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    She’s one of my favorite artists of all time.

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