Whitney Houston back in Billboard 200 Top 10
February 15th, 2012
03:40 PM ET

Whitney Houston back in Billboard 200 Top 10

Whitney Houston is no longer with us, but her music has found new life.

Following her death on February 11, Billboard reports that Houston's 2000 compilation album, "Whitney: The Greatest Hits," sold 64,000 in one day, jumping onto the Billboard 200 at No. 6. The week prior, that album sold just under 1,000 copies.

"The Greatest Hits" is just one of six Houston albums to appear on the Billboard 200, with her 1985 debut "Whitney Houston" coming in at No. 72, "The Bodyguard" soundtrack landing at No. 80, and her last studio effort, 2009's "I Look to You," coming in at No. 118.

The six albums collectively sold 101,000 units, with 91,000 of those being downloads.

Adele still holds the No. 1 spot with "21," however, this chart's sales week ended on February 12, and Billboard expects to see higher sales in the week following the legend's death.


Filed under: Music • Whitney Houston

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  4. Qubani

    US News coverage is so ioaitarnrl in what it chooses to cover that I don't take it seriously at all anymore. Sometimes I feel sorry for the decline of traditional newspaper media, but stories like this usually remind me not to.

    March 17, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Becca

    Sad that it takes a person to pass on for them to become famous again due to their inability to keep on track while alive....RIP

    February 17, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. babe

    whitney was getting "high" before bobby brown was even born...her mistake marrying a piece of crap like him who's biggest compliment to the industry was a one hit wonder...shame on anyone who blames bobby brown for her mistakes...she was a grown ass woman...remember crack is whack...i'm too rich...oh pleeeezzzeeee!!!

    February 17, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. bellameades

    Reblogged this on bellameades.

    February 17, 2012 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. M

    what about all these friends looking out for her.... i have a friend who drinks too much wine and a possible alcoholic...in my house we do not serve wine. what my friend does is his house is his own business...in my house i will not see him ruin himself.

    February 16, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. David Ouellette

    Why are we being flooded with information about Whitney Houston and Demi Moore?! They are privileged people, leading pampered lifestyles and they threw it all away to self-indulgence and drugs. With the economy the way it is in the United States, I am much more concerned about the average everyday person, not some celebrity. I do not wish Whitney or Demi any ill will, but let's get our priorities straight. Celebrities can fend for themselves but let's give a lot more help and compassion to the average, everyday man and woman out there!!!

    February 16, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. SKY

    THE REASON THE STARS AND SINGERS ARE IN SHOCK.....THEY ALL SAW IT COMING AND THEY
    LOOKED THE OTHER WAY......AND NOW DEATH HIT CLOSE TO HOME... ALL OF THEM ARE
    AFRAID.....

    February 16, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Low R. Case

      Do you not know how to use the CAPS LOCK key on your computer?

      February 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. nbafan

    People are always clammering to protecting the children. Then they go ahead and celebrate the life of someone that is one of the worst possible role models. Sure she was talented, no one can go deny that. But she took drugs, alot of them. And ontop of that did some extremely immoral things. Stop celebrating her life and get her out of the news. America is sick of this crackhead.

    February 16, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • LB

      nbafan, Have some respect for the dead. Whether you or D are willing to admit it or not, Whitney Houston had an impact on a lot of people's lives whether she was an addict or not. No one is perfect, and you are talking about celebrating the war heros and etc, do you know what they have done in their lives? You dont know what good or bad they did, so just because they are in the military doesnt make them an automatic good person. It just means you have decided to choose that as your profession, just like she chose to become an entertainer..I mean there are people in the military that are committing crimes and doing bad things as well. Like I mentioned, NO ONE is perfect..

      February 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SKY

    I GOT TO SAY THIS AND IT GOING TO HURT....WHERE WERE HER "FRIENDS"?
    THIS LADY WHO CLAIMS TO BE HER FRIEND HADN'T TALKED TO WHITNEY
    IN 8 MONTHS.....WHEN A PERSON IS ILL, THIS IS WHEN THEY NEED TO SUPPORT
    OF THEIR PEERS.....A FRIEND IS REAL, THEY ARE THERE EVEN IF YOU PUSH THEM
    AWAY, THEY FIND A WAY TO STAY IN YOUR LIFE....I , KNOW THAT IF MY FRIEND
    WAS IN TROUBLE, AND PUSH ME AWAY, I KEEP COMING......TRYING DIFFERENT WAYS
    TO HELP ...THIS IS A DIFFERENT BETWEEN A FRIEND AND A USER...OR A (I NEED I WANT)
    ONE THING I HAVE LEARN IN MY LIFE, IS YOU NEVER GIVE UP ON A FRIEND!

    February 16, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. Slapnutz

    D, is right. Why are we idolizing a person addicted to drugs? Servicemen and women are dying or coming home injured and America does nada! I feel sorry for her family, but idolizing a drug addict is wrong. Have a nice day.

    February 16, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
    • LB

      Hello, She is not being idolized. Her life, despite the bad that came along with it, is being celebrated. Just like if you passed away, your family would do for you.. Its no different, its just on the grand scale because she was an entertainer.. Its not her fault she made billions of dollars and made her mark on the world with her music. Yes she made some mistakes just like us non-celebrities. Celebrity status doesnt make you exempt from experiencing situations that common folks do, its just magnified because of who they are... I wish you people have respect for the dead.. Geesh

      February 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jac Fabs a.k.a. Job Comfort

    I knew she was mortal but Whitney was more than love to my soul. I will forever honour her,not for her flaws bot for her triumphs.The world has lost the MUSIC MUSE but she will live on in the hearts of the sane. I will always love you Whitney.

    February 16, 2012 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. Liz Carter

    Richard...you are one nasty puppy. Lick your own crusty, funky, lint-covered balls. That's what all puppies do! You may be right though: you may know all about getting a 'real crackhead' to do it for you but you know she or he won't do it without you buying them at least a $10.00 'rock'!!!LOL!!! You talk like you know all about taking care of little boys too! How many do you claim to have mistaken for girls?

    February 16, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  16. Liz Carter

    Hey...we felt the same way when Elvis and Anna Nichole Smith died, so what's up D? Are you upset because a black woman is getting the same coverage? You talk about something being wrong with America when a crack addict is honored over a fallen hero! She was NOT a crack-head, you hater! And she is a too a 'fallen hero' in Americas' on-going, so-claimed 'War on Drugs'...OK? All of those who have died even before Whitney, with this backdrop behind them are fallen heros...they didn't win the war! They were killed in action!

    February 16, 2012 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
    • D

      Liz-don't play the black card-can't stand when people play the black card, has nothing to do with race! Didn't say I was happy about the coverage they got either, but their funerals weren't broadcast and flags flown half mast either.. I'm not a "hater" as you put it, just a real person who thinks that the real heros are the people who put their lives on the line every day for this country so that people like you could have the freedom of speech that you and the rest of us enjoy. I wouldn't call her "killed in action" as you put it, no one told her to use drugs, she did that to and for herself, whereas the young men and women who fight for this country do it for the country, there isn't a lot of money in it, they leave their families behind for a long time and there is always the chance of death. I do feel sorry for her daughter, watching her mother going thru that, what a terrible and selfish thing for her to put her daughter thru. And shame on you for comparing her addiction with people in the military!

      February 16, 2012 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
    • nbafan

      Don't play the racist card...D is right, this thing is blown out of the water. Flags being flown half mast for this crackhead is absurd. And she had talent and squandered it, which really is a disgrace to do.

      February 16, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  17. D

    I am SOOOO sick and tired of seeing Whitney every where!!!! I wish I could turn the tv off at work (it's stuck on CNN) but everytime I look up there is whitney. Yes, she died, but come on!!!!! What else happened in the world today? What about the men and women fighting in the war, the ones who gave their lives? What do we know about them, do you see their families on tv, do we get to know them? As far as I know, she didn't even go overseas to entertain them. They are the heros of the world, not her, they are the ones who deserve to have to have the flag flown half mast, and have their funeral broadcast. Will the people be there that defile the funerals of our heros and call it freedom of speech? They should or would they call that poor taste? Something is wrong with America when we put a crack addict over a fallen hero.

    February 16, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jac Fabs a.k.a. Job Comfort

      Dear Melancholy, there is more to life than a choise of war.Our hearts are tender and it is he who gives joy that is worth celebrating. Whitney is a muse and she is worth celebrating,there is absolutely nothing the world can do to pay her back for the joy and courage she brought to many lives.LETS BE REASONABLE.

      February 16, 2012 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
    • meee

      KARMA'S GONNA GET CHA

      February 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • LB

      Have some respect for the Dead first of all.. And secondly, the people that are over there fighting in the war, chose to do that. Just like she chose to become an entertainer. Just like regular people have problems, she had one.That doesnt make her life her any more or less worth than someone in the military. STOP comparing the two, its not fair to either one.

      February 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Oh LAB

    Your're just jealous

    February 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Chris

    Call it what you wanna call Whitney was a crack a holic.

    February 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Richard Fore

    This is a great opportunity to tell everyone they can lick my balls. Whitney was a coke hoe & Michael Jackson would be doing her in the afterlife is she was a little boy. Ha!

    February 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • V.P.

      Sounds like you are one sick heartless individual. I pray that when you die someone may have something nice to say about you! Whiney was a beautiful lady and fantastic singer. Yes, she could have done some things differently but, no one is perfect. I feel for her daughter and mother. You have a nice evening.

      February 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • LAB

      Still at it are you Dicky4'?Tell the truth you're twelve right?That explains your tiny dick and brain lol,just keep molesting yourself i'm sure no one else will have any use for you.

      February 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jac Fabs a.k.a. Job Comfort

      Hey Infant,i wish you could wise up a little.

      February 16, 2012 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  21. Laszlo Jakabfi

    This is only natural. When someone dies, you sort of feel that you never want to forget her and buy the record. Elvis has reportedly sold more records after he died than alive.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Lonnie

    The same thing happened when Michael died and it stands to reason. Everyone has a favorite song of Whitney's. She was loved by a lot of people and it still hurts that she died.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |

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