Whitney Houston tops iTunes, Amazon charts

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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In the wake of Whitney Houston’s sudden death on Saturday, fans paid tribute to the singer in the most fitting way —listening to her music. A member of Houston’s entourage found the 48-year-old singer unresponsive in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, just hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala.

As of Monday morning, Houston’s iconic song, “I Will Always Love You,” is currently number one on the iTunes singles chart, along with “I Wanna Dance (With Somebody)” and “The Greatest Love of All.”

Houston’s “Greatest Hits” album is second behind Adele’s Grammy-winning “21.”

Seven of Houston’s albums are currently in the top 10 on Amazon’s best-sellers list, including “Greatest Hits,” “Ultimate Collection,” “The Bodyguard Original Soundtrack,” “Whitney Houston,” “Whitney,” “The Preacher’s Wife,” and “I Look To You.”

At Sunday’s Grammy Awards, the music industry paid tribute to the fallen singer. “American Idol” winner Jennifer Hudson sang a moving rendition of “I Will Always Love You,” dedicated to Houston. (RELATED: The rise and fall of Whitney Houston [SLIDESHOW])

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report 

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