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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Hits' Sold A Bunch Of Copies Last Weekend

Whitney Houston's 2000 collection Whitney - Greatest Hits sold 64,000 copies by this past Sunday's chart data cut-off time — enough for it to debut on Billboard's Top 200 at #6. Pretty remarkable, considering news of Whitney's death didn't break until Saturday afternoon.

Here in the States, Houston's hits collection had been the top downloaded album on iTunes until Adele won 7,459 Grammys on Sunday and bumped the late singer down to #2. Likewise, "I Will Always Love You" had been perched atop iTunes' singles roundup until Katy Perry's godawful new warble fest "Part Of Me" was released yesterday and captured the #1 position. Great going, America!

Personally, I remember when Whitney - Greatest Hits was released and being annoyed at the fact that some of her older jams were only on it in remixed form. Isn't that always a kick in the junk? Junior Vasquez remixes of "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" over the original versions? We weren't all having fucked up weekends on meth at circuit parties at the turn of the millennium, you know.

But, hey — those remixes totally stood the test of time, right?



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