The untimely passing of Whitney Houston makes its first impact on the Official Charts today as 27 singles and three albums of the late icon re-enter the Official Singles Chart and Official Albums Chart Top 200s.
Following the tragic death of Whitney on Saturday evening, aged 48, fans of the pop legend have been paying tribute to her by purchasing a vast array of her hit singles and albums. Early figures, counting sales from Sunday through to midnight on Monday (February 13), show that no less than 27 Whitney singles are on course to re-enter the Official Singles Chart Top 200 this weekend, of which, seven are heading for the Top 40.
Whitney’s smash hit cover of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You - which spent 10 weeks at Number 1 upon its release 20 years ago this year, and went on to become the biggest selling single of 1992 - leads the way in today’s reports, entering at Number 10. 1987’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody is next in line at Number 13, with One Moment In Time (25), My Love Is Your Love (28), I Have Nothing (30), Saving All My Love For You (37), and How Will I Know (38) completing the Top 40.
Whitney’s The Greatest Hits (6), leads the way in terms of the singer’s re-entries on the Official Albums Chart, according to today’s initial sales flash. The Essential Whitney Houston (59) and 1998’s My Love Is Your Love (107) follow in the Official Albums Chart Top 200.
The Official Charts Company managing director, Martin Talbot, comments, “The tragic death of Whitney Houston came as a shock to her friends, colleagues and music fans across the world. Again, the British public is demonstrating its love of Whitney, just as it did for Amy Winehouse last year and Michael Jackson in 2009 – and the Official Charts will reflect that this weekend and, no doubt, in the coming weeks.”
Tomorrow’s Official Chart Update (4pm) will provide a glimpse at the midweek situation, with the final tally to be confirmed on Sunday at 7pm.
The full list of Whitney Houston tracks on course to re-enter the Official Singles Chart Top 200 are as follows:
WHITNEY HOUSTON TRACKS ON COURSE TO RE-ENTER THE OFFICIAL SINGLES CHART TOP 200
10 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
13 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY
25 ONE MOMENT IN TIME
28 MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE
30 I HAVE NOTHING
37 SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU
38 HOW WILL I KNOW
42 THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL
45 MILLION DOLLAR BILL
48 IT'S NOT RIGHT BUT IT'S OKAY
52 RUN TO YOU
57 WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO
61 DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL
74 I'M EVERY WOMAN
79 ALL THE MAN THAT I NEED
81 QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
83 STEP BY STEP
85 I LOOK TO YOU
88 I'M YOUR BABY TONIGHT
97 WHEN YOU BELIEVE w/ MARIAH CAREY
98 SO EMOTIONAL
99 ALL AT ONCE
109 COULD I HAVE THIS KISS FOREVER w/ ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
128 HEARTBREAK HOTEL
151 I LEARNED FROM THE BEST
152 IF I TOLD YOU THAT
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