Friday, March 2, 2012

Whitney Houston makes US chart history

The late Whitney Houston has made some US chart history.

Billboard reports Houston has become the first woman to place three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time.

"Whitney: The Greatest Hits" holds steady at #2 (sold 174,000 last week), "The Bodyguard" soundtrack jumps 38-6 (selling 47,000) and "Whitney Houston" climbs 37-9 (30,000 in sales).

Houston's placement of three titles in the Billboard 200's top 10 amazingly marks the first time in almost 44 years that an act has accomplished the feat.

The last time an act scored three simultaneous top 10 sets was on July 6, 1968, when Simon & Garfunkel were at Nos. 1, 2 and 10. That week, "Bookends" was tops, followed by "The Graduate" soundtrack in the runner-up slot and "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" at #10.

It’s not just the top 10 where Whitney’s fans have saluted her: Houston has 7 more albums on the Billboard 200 – making a total of 10 this week, including:

#16 – "I Look to You”
#30 – "My Love Is Your Love”
#39 – "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
#73 – A 3-CD bundle of "Baby," "My Love" and "Just Whitney"
#105 – "The Preacher's Wife"
#126 – "Just Whitney”
#133 – "Whitney"

In total, for the week ending February 26, Houston's albums sold 320,000 and, since her death, she has sold 668,000 albums and 2.76 million tracks.

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