Whitney Houston Reenters the Billboard 200 Charts

After the death of Whitney Houston on Saturday, Feb. 11, the diva’s “Whitney: The Greatest Hits” album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6. It sold 64,000 copies in the U.S. (according to Nielsen SoundScan) in the tracking week that ended on Feb. 12 — reflecting only one full day of sales after her passing.

Houston also returns to the list with her 1986 debut “Whitney Houston” (No. 72 with 8,000; up 3,901%), “The Bodyguard” soundtrack (No. 80 with 8,000; up 5,213%), her last studio album “I Look To You” (No. 118 with 5,000; up 3,901%), 1987’s “Whitney” (No. 122 with 5,000; up 2,274%) and “The Preacher’s Wife” soundtrack (No. 183 with 4,000; up 3,913%).

There were more Houston albums purchased in the last week (101,000 – up 5,994% from 2,000 the week previous) than had been sold in all of 2011 and 2012 combined until her death (97,000).

Houston also arrives on the 75-position chart with seven more songs: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” at No. 25 (74,000; up 8,769%), “Greatest Love Of All” at No. 32 (60,000; up 7,270%), “How Will I Know” at No. 46 (43,000; up 5,767%), “I Have Nothing” at No. 53 (38,000; up 5,179%), “Saving All My Love For You” at No. 65 (33,000; up 6,423%), “One Moment In Time” at No. 74 (30,000; up 6,206%) and “The Star Spangled Banner” at No. 75 (29,000; up 8,278%).


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