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.

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Replay: Amber Riley's Whitney Houston cover on 'Glee'
February 15th, 2012
11:49 AM ET

Replay: Amber Riley's Whitney Houston cover on 'Glee'

"Glee" was already planning to cover Whitney Houston on Tuesday's episode - the show's first time doing so, star Matthew Morrison told CNN - but the performance has since also turned into a tribute.

Keeping in tune with Valentine's Day, the episode featured plenty of love songs, and Amber Riley's character Mercedes ended up belting out "I Will Always Love You" to her love interest/ex, Sam.

The song was pre-planned, and when news broke of Houston's death Saturday, Riley, after expressing her shock, added in a tweet that she was glad to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the singer.

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Hollywood tour adds Houston death site as a stop
February 14th, 2012
05:02 PM ET

Hollywood tour adds Houston death site as a stop

Given the level of interest in even the grittiest of details about Whitney Houston's death, it does make sense that some might view the locale where the star passed on as something they'd pay money to learn more about.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Dearly Departed tour company has added the site of Houston's death at the Beverly Hilton to their Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History tour.

"It is what we do," said owner Scott Michaels, who founded the tour company seven years ago. "And it's not far off our current route."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Whitney Houston
February 14th, 2012
09:58 AM ET

Chaka Khan speaks on Clive Davis party

Chaka Khan is criticizing Clive Davis for continuing to host his pre-Grammys gala at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, although Whitney Houston had died there hours before.

"I thought that was complete insanity," she said on "Piers Morgan Tonight" Monday. "And knowing Whitney, I don't believe she would've said, the show must go on. She's the kind of woman who would've said, 'Stop everything, I'm not going to be there.'

The Los Angeles Times reports that Davis, who gave Houston a record deal and became her mentor, told the crowd gathered that the 48-year-old deceased legend would've wanted the party to go on.

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Replay: Jennifer Hudson's tribute to Whitney Houston
February 13th, 2012
10:56 AM ET

Replay: Jennifer Hudson's tribute to Whitney Houston

Jennifer Hudson pulled off a touching, 11th hour tribute to Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards Sunday following the death of the 48-year-old legend.

It was a performance executive producer Ken Ehrlich promised would be "respectful" to Houston's legacy. Hudson proved his word when she took the stage with nothing but a mic and a spotlight, and offered a moving performance of "I Will Always Love You."

At the end of the song, she honored Houston by saying, "Whitney, we will always love you."

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Whitney Houston's final performance?
February 12th, 2012
10:29 AM ET

Whitney Houston's final performance?

The music industry is reeling from the death of Whitney Houston, particularly those who saw Houston this weekend in Los Angeles.

The legendary entertainer was in town for Grammy Awards events, and was spotted Thursday in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton as Monica and Brandy rehearsed to perform at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala, which went on as planned Saturday evening.

A video of Houston performing with Kelly Price (which comes courtesy VGS&L/Steve Jones @iamstevejones) has been circulating on the Web, and is said to have been taken on Thursday at a pre-Grammys party.

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