Whitney Houston posthumously tops iTunes, Amazon charts
Published Feb 12 2012, 17:52 GMT | By Daniel Sperling Whitney Houston
has posthumously topped a number of online music charts with her Ultimate Collection
The singer's 2007 album reached number one on the iTunes chart, as well as Amazon's CD and MP3 charts following her death at the age of 48
yesterday (February 11).
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Meanwhile, her March 2000 Greatest Hits
compilation currently sits at two on ITunes and five on both of Amazon's rankings.
It is preceded on the Amazon MP3 chart by The Essential Whitney Houston
, released in the same year, at four.
In addition, the soundtrack to her 1992 film The Bodyguard
- which features her iconic cover of 'I Will Always Love You' - is seventh on Amazon's list of bestselling CDs.
Houston is expected to dominate singles and album charts next week
, with sales in the UK "already surging" according to the Official Charts Company.
The late singer's chart success comes as iTunes users accused Apple of "cashing in" on her death
by increasing the cost of her back catalogue.
Watch Whitney Houston perform 'I Will Always Love You' below: