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Sagging Sales? Just Add Whitney Houston

Celebrity magazines know a gold mine when they see one, so it should come as no surprise that they scrambled to plaster Whitney Houston’s face on their covers. According to WWD, People scored the biggest, selling 1.5 million issues of its “Triumph & Tragedy” cover. Us Weekly was the runner-up, with 710,000 copies sold of its Houston issue.

In Touch’s Houston cover sold 625,000 copies and even Life & Style, which only had a smalll picture of Houston on the cover, hit the 420,000 mark.

We’re not even going to mention the numbers for the National Enquirer, which made the classy decision to put a picture of Houston in her casket on its cover. Hopefully the editors — and whoever bought the issue — suffered through a few sleepless nights afterward.

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