Whitney Houston Posthumously Makes History on Billboard 200 Chart
Even after death, Whitney Houston is still making history on the Billboard 200. This week, the late pop icon posthumously became the first female artist to simultaneously place three albums in the Top 10 album chart. This marks the first time in almost 44 years that an act has accomplished this amazing feat.
According to Billboard, her albums ‘Whitney: the Greatest Hits,’ ‘The Bodyguard’ and ‘Whitney Houston’ all garnered significant sales bumps within the past week. The greatest-hits collection is at No. 2 with 174,000 copies sold, while ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack jumped 32 places from No. 38 to No. 6 with 47,000 units moved. Finally, her 1985 debut album ‘Whitney Houston’ also skyrocketed from No. 37 to No. 9 with 30,000 copies pushed.
Houston’s other albums are also selling briskly in retail stores. The singer’s final studio album ‘I Look to You’ finished at No. 16 with 19,000 copies sold, while ‘My Love Is Your Love’ is at No. 30 with 15,000 units pushed.
All together, Houston’s studio albums have moved 320,000 copies since it’s previous week’s haul of 247,000. In addition, she has sold 373,000 digital songs this past week. Since Houston’s Feb. 11 death, she has sold a staggering 668,000 albums and 2.76 million digital tracks.
Undoubtedly, the Houston estate is benefitting from the sales of her albums. Not only that, the YouTube and VEVO views of the singer’s videos are insane, as well.
It’s testament to Houston’s enduring legacy as one of the greatest voices in pop music.