The singer's signature hit 'I Will Always Love You' re-enters the chart at number seven with sales of 195,000. The track spent 14 weeks at number one on the tally when it was first released in 1992.
Houston's former chart-toppers 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' and 'Greatest Love of All' also land at spots 35 and 41 respectively. The chart entries mark the first time Billboard has allowed catalogue songs to re-enter the tally.
Billboard director of charts Silvio Pietroluongo said: "As the digital age has progressed, with the immediacy it provides, the line has blurred between the relevancy of new and older recordings, which are for the most part equally accessible from one's home computer.
"Going forward we feel that it is the proper move to allow older titles posting enough activity to return to the Hot 100 if ranking in the chart's upper half."
Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson spends a second week at number one with 'Stronger', while Adele remains at two with 'Set Fire To The Rain'.
Following their exposure at last week's Super Bowl, fun. and Janelle Monae's 'We Are Young' vaults 41 to three, LMFAO's 'Sexy and I Know It' rebounds from nine to four, and Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' jumps from 13 to ten.
Further down the chart, The Wanted's 'Glad You Came' advances from 30 to 25, Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' reaches a new peak of 26, and The Fray's 'Heartbeat' clumbs 51 to 47.
The Top 10 singles in full (click where possible for our reviews):
1. (1) Kelly Clarkson: 'Stronger'
2. (2) Adele: 'Set Fire to the Rain'
3. (41) fun. ft. Janelle Monae: 'We Are Young'
4. (9) LMFAO: 'Sexy And I Know It'
5. (3) Flo Rida: 'Good Feeling'
6. (4) Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris: 'We Found Love'
7. (*) Whitney Houston: 'I Will Always Love You'
8. (5) David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj: 'Turn Me On'
9. (7) Tyga: 'Rack City'
10. (13) Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj & MIA: 'Give Me All Your Luvin''
Watch Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' music video below: