In the day and a half following her untimely death, Whitney Houston‘s greatest hits album is projected to sell 50,000 units, which would earn her at least a Top 20 spot on the Billboard 200. Pitted against Adele’s juggernaut 21 and Van Halen’s A Different Kind of Truth in its first week, Whitney: The Greatest Hits has until tonight to outperform both titles before Nielsen SoundScan’s tracking closes for the week.
At the time of this writing, the collection is the top-selling album on iTunes, and Whitney’s seminal rendition of “I Will Always Love You” sits atop the digital store’s Top Songs, with other hits “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, “The Greatest Love of All” and “One Moment In Time”, coming at #8, #12 and #16, respectively. Her songs currently appear 42 times on iTunes Top 200. The Bodyguard soundtrack, as well as her self-titled 1985 debut album have also re-entered iTunes Top 20 albums list.