Post-houmus sales of Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Hits” album and select singles are dominating charts worldwide. Based on figures released Wednesday, “The Voice” re-entered the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 Albums Chart and will also claim success on the UK Singles Chart come Sunday.
According to Billboard, “I Will Always Love You,” her signature hit that spent a total of 14 weeks atop the Hot 100 in 1992, re-entered the Hot 100 Thursday at no.7. The leap, some 6,723%, is due to 195k in digital sales. Including “I Will Always Love You,” Houston has a total of three songs returning to the Hot 100 this week, the other two “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (no.35, 1987)” and “Greatest Love of All (no. 41, 1986)”
Houston also returns to the Billboard 200 with her “Greatest Hits” package selling over 60k, most of which came from digital sales following her death Saturday.
In the UK, midweek charts show Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” at no.10, followed by “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” at no. 14.
While these numbers are great, it is possible there will be even better news next week.
Houston died Saturday, February 11. She was 48.