Sales of the compilation are up 10,419% from last week following the tragic death of the singer on Saturday (February 11).
The rise in sales means Houston's Greatest Hits moves up to number six on the US Billboard 200 chart, having sold 64,000 copies, reports Billboard.
The numbers reflect just one full day of sales after Houston's passing. The star's debut album Whitney Houston moves up to number 72 with 8,000 copies sold.
The Bodyguard soundtrack is at 80, Houston's last album I Look To You is at 118 and 1987's Whitney is up to 122.
There were more purchases of Houston's albums in the past week (101,000 copies in total) than had been sold throughout the whole of 2011 and 2012 until her death (97,000).
Over 91,000 of the 101,000 Whitney Houston albums sold in the US over the past week were digital. The singer also sold over 887,000 digital singles throughout the week, with 'I Will Always Love You' being the most popular.
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