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UK Sales...

'Whitney The Greatest Hits' scanned 350,600 copies in the second quarter of 2000 (May to July) to make it the fourth biggest selling album for the period.

Here's Music Week's write up about the 11-5 jump 'Whitney The Greatest Hits' took on the UK Album Chart this week:

Whitney Houston's The Greatest Hits surges 11-5 this week, a 66.9% increase in sales week-on-week being primarily due to a renewed TV advertising campaign, and a 9.99 price tag in WH Smith.  Even at a time when deep discounting is commonplace, placing a frontline double CD on sale in the High Street for less than 10 is unprecedented, and, unless due to generous discounts, must represent a loss for Smiths.

Without discount, the album costs dealers 11.63 including VAT.  Now 14 weeks into it's life, The Greatest Hits has sold more than 490,000 units and is incidentally holding up a lot better here than in America where it dropped out of the Top 50 two weeks ago.

Whitney The Greatest Hits is now the 9th best selling album of the year to date in the UK.

NEWSFILE: 22 AUGUST 2000

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