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This Post is About Whitney Houston So I Bet You’ll Read It

Whitney HoustonEven though Whitney Houston's premature death was widely regarded as a tragedy, it was a boon to weekly magazines.

WWD reports that tabloids featuring a photo of the recently deceased pop star—whether as a primary or secondary subject—saw higher than average newsstand sales.

People sold 1.5 million copies of its Whitney Houston-covered issue, making it their best-selling issue of the year.

Other magazines saw similar spikes in sales:

  • Us Weekly: 710K issues on the newsstand
  • InTouch: 625K issues
  • Star: 500K issues
  • Life & Style (which ran a smaller photo of the late singer, featuring Kim Kardashian as the main cover star): 420K

OK was the only tabloid which didn't include a leading story about Whitney Houston, or a picture of the star on the cover, sold only 250k issues.

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