Whitney Houston makes a grand entry to Billboard Hot 200 by securing the top spot of the chart with her comeback album "I Look to You". According to Nielsen SoundScan, the effort has sold more than 305,000 copies since being released on August 28 across United States.
So far, "I Look to You" sale becomes Whitney's best opening week on the U.S. albums chart. Her previous debut on the chart was in 2002 when she came out with "Just Whitney". At that time, the record garnered 205,000 units and lingered at number 9 in its first week on sale.
"I Look to You" is also Whitney's first chart-topper effort since "The Bodyguard" soundtrack album which is filled by her songs spent 20 weeks as the chart's champ in 1993. Her other chart-topper albums were 1986's eponymous set "Whitney Houston" and its follow-up "Whitney".
Beside Whitney's record, there are five other newcomers who sit at the Top 10 on Hot 200 this week. One of them is Trey Songz's "Ready" which reaches number 3 with 131,000 copies just behind Miley Cyrus' "The Time of Our Lives [Walmart EP]" which rises to number 2 with 153,000 units. Last week's champion Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough", unfortunately, has to fall down to number 5, adding 47,000 units in its second week on sale.
Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200: