Monday, February 13, 2012

Whitney Houston album and singles sales spike at and iTunes following her death

As when singer Amy Winehouse died in 2011, the death of Whitney Houston has fueled sales of her CDs and music. At, Houston's music in the CD section has taken 10 out of the top 20 spots in their Best Sellers list, as of early Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2012.

For a time over the weekend, Houston held the top spot overall, but that spot has been re-taken by Adele's "21." That change could have occurred because of Adele's haul at the Grammy Awards: the 23-year-old took home six Grammys, including Album of the Year.

Things are much the same in Amazon's MP3 Store, where Adele's "21" sits atop the MP3 album chart, and "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" is No. 2.

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Among MP3 singles at, Adele has No. 1 and No. 2 with "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You," while Whitney has No. 3 with "I Will Always Love You."

At iTunes, Whitney's Greatest Hits album is No. 2, again following Adele's "21." The song "I Will Always Love You" from the movie "The Bodyguard" is No. 1.

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