As previously reported, items from late singer Whitney Houston‘s catalog have logged a 10,000% increase in sales since the singer’s untimely passing last Saturday. In such, Billboard reports that the singer’s ‘Greatest Hits’ package lands on this week’s #6 spot.
However, fans should be mindful that such information is representative of only one day of official sales reports. News has now surfaced the singer has moved a whopping 1 million units of singles and albums in less than a week.
According to industry insiders, the full effect of Houston’s posthumous sales will be realized next week as she reports now indicate she has moved over 1 million units (of singles and albums combined) since her death (and the week is not over yet).
A number of other Houston albums also moved back up the charts, including her 1986 debut Whitney Houston, which jumped to #72,, the soundtrack to “The Bodyguard” (#80) and her final studio album, I Look to You (#118). The magazine reported that more Houston albums were purchased in the last week — over 101,000 — than had been sold in all of 2011 and 2012 to date.
In all, there were 887,000 downloads over the past week. The biggest gainer was, of course, her signature song, “I Will Always Love You,” which moved 195,000 units.
‘Saving All My Love For You’, ‘Greatest Love Of All’, ‘I Have Nothing’, and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ are four other Whitney classics that saw considerable gains in sales since February 11th. Full chart impact expected next week.