Whitney Houston set to knock Lana Del Rey off No. 1 after tragic death
Monday, 13 February 2012 14:27
Hollywood News 13.02.2012
Whitney Houston is expected to topple Lana Del Rey from the top of the UK albums chart after her unexpected death over the weekend.
The singer, who died aged 48, was discovered dead in her hotel bathtub on Saturday.
A Los Angeles coroner today said there were no signs of foul play surrounding the death of the singer.
Since the news of her death, sales of her music have rocketed with her Ultimate Collection album at the top of the UK iTunes chart while her self-titled album Whitney is in second place.
Lana Del Rey's Born To Die has slipped to number eight.
Houston currently has 39 songs in the iTunes Top 200 with the Official Charts Company predicting that her sales of her singles and albums will soar.
Whitney's biggest hit, I Will Always Love You, is due to mark its 20th anniversary later this year.
The track, which was a cover of a Dolly Parton song used on the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, was sung by Jennifer Hudson at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
Hudson broke down in tears as she performed the track a cappella at the awards bash.
Whitney's first UK hit, Saving All My Love For You, became number one in 1985.