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Whitney Houston album sales rise


In days following her death, Whitney Houston's greatest hits album is projected to sell 50,000 units, which would earn her at least a Top 20 spot on the Billboard 200.

Pitted against Adele's juggernaut "21" and Van Halen's "A Different Kind of Truth" in its first week, "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" could tonight outsell both titles before Nielsen SoundScan's tracking closes for the week.

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At the time of this writing, the collection is the top-selling album on iTunes, and Whitney's rendition of "I Will Always Love You" sits atop the digital store's Top Songs, with other hits "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "The Greatest Love of All" and "One Moment In Time," coming at No. 8, No. 12 and No. 16, respectively.

Her songs currently appear 42 times on iTunes Top 200. "The Bodyguard" soundtrack, as well as her self-titled 1985 debut album have also re-entered iTunes Top 20 albums list.

Did you rush out to buy Whitney's music to celebrate her life after her tragic passing?

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Feb 13, 2012 1:56PM
I already had all of her music, so I do not have to succumb to the ruthlessness that is Sony and anybody else raising the prices on Whitney's music!  However, I do understand the reason why.  Now that she is gone, Sony and the other retail sites will not make much more money off of her after the hubbub of media fades to nil, like in the case of Michael Jackson.  This is their last chance to score on Whitney, so they took it.  That is the law of Supply and Demand.  The demand is high, therefore, so is the price.  Wait a few months, then, after the sales and hubbub die down, the prices will go down also.  This is the American way, no reason to see it change, just because someone died.  :-(
Feb 13, 2012 1:14PM
Feb 13, 2012 12:20PM
Shame on you Sony and all the others who will up their price to make money on her death.
Feb 13, 2012 10:22AM
It always come down to money.  The vultures from Sony know this and saw this as a way to increased. their profits.

Shame on Sony and anyone who is trying to make more money after her death.

I, for one, will not buy any of her CD's to make Sony richer because of a tragedy.  I believe that everyone should boycott Sony until they lower their prices..
Feb 12, 2012 6:50PM
Her daughter is gonna make a fortune.
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