Whitney Houston's catalog of songs and albums sold nearly 1 million copies in one day after fans learned of her death Saturday.
I Will Always Love You, Houston's biggest hit, sold 195,000 downloads in the week ending Sunday, up from 3,000 copies the week before, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 1992 hit makes its debut on the digital songs chart at No. 3.
Fans bought 887,000 digital tracks by Houston, compared with 15,000 the week before. A total of 22 Houston tunes landed on the digital songs top 200.
Postmortem sales of the diva's albums also surged. She sold 101,000 albums, up nearly 6,000% from a week earlier. Of those, 91,000 were downloads. The top seller, 2000's 36-track Whitney: The Greatest Hits, sold 64,000 copies, up from 600. The highest of six albums to re-enter Billboard, it sits at No. 6.
Consumers scooped up more Houston albums last week than in all the preceding weeks of 2012 and 2011 combined, Billboard reports. A higher tally is expected after sales are tabulated from a full week (ending Sunday).
In a curious chart twist, Grammy queen Adele tops Billboard for the 20th non-consecutive week, the most time spent at No. 1 since Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack reigned for 20 weeks in 1992-93. Adele's 21 sold 237,000 copies, up 95%, and probably will enjoy a greater increase after a full week of Grammy sales boosts, enabling the British singer to overtake Houston's record. Adele's 2008 debut, 19, jumped 10 slots to No. 9, its highest position yet.
Adele thwarted Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth, which bows at No. 2 with 187,000 copies. Other notable entries include Now 41 at No. 3 (142,000), The Fray's Scars & Stories at No. 4 (87,000) and Paul McCartney's Kisses on the Bottom at No. 5 (74,000).
Madonna's Super Bowl performance goosed new single Give Me All Your Luvin' one notch to No. 6 with 165,000 downloads, up 44%. And Like a Prayer rose to No. 32 from No. 112 with 49,000, up 172%.