Whitney Houston Adds 25th Adult Contemporary Top 10, First Since 2003
Written by Smooth FM on December 19, 2019
Late icon Whitney Houston achieves her 25th top 10, and first since 2003, on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart, as Pentatonix’s virtual duet “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” featuring Houston, jumps from No. 15 to No. 9 on the survey dated Dec. 21.
Houston, who died in February 2012, originally recorded the standard, written in 1962, for the all-star 1987 album A Very Special Christmas. The new version marks her first AC top 10 since “Try It on My Own” reached No. 10 in May 2003.
The AC chart measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 86 stations, many of which segue to playing holiday music 24/7 during the holiday season.