Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You returns to US Top 10

Whitney Houston’s passing has boosted her music sales in such a big way that the late singer has returned to the US charts.

Billboard reports Whitney’s signature hit from 1992 - it reigned for 14 weeks - "I Will Always Love You" re-enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at #7.

The music industry website says the song’s chart return was fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 6723%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and radio airplay (18 million audience impressions, up 915%, according to Nielsen BDS).

Houston also placed two other former #1s on the chart: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (from 1987) at #35 and "Greatest Love of All" (1986) at #41.

Whitney Houston’s funeral is set for this Saturday in her hometown of Newark, NJ.

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Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

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