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Whitney Houston playing in Sheffield

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Whitney Houston is expected to storm back into the charts

Whitney Houston is expected to storm back into the charts

Singer Whitney Houston and hern daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown

Singer Whitney Houston and hern daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown

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People walk past, a large image of Whitney Houston displayed on the side of the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.

People walk past, a large image of Whitney Houston displayed on the side of the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.

Mel Evans

Whitney Houston pictured at the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball benefiting the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Whitney Houston pictured at the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball benefiting the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Beverly Hills, Calif.

MATT SAYLES

The body of Whitney Houston arrives at Whigham Funeral Home, in Newark, N.J., Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala.

The body of Whitney Houston arrives at Whigham Funeral Home, in Newark, N.J., Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala.

Rich Schultz

Fans attend attend Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California

Fans attend attend Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 13:  Cissy Houston arrives as Whitney Houston's Body Arrives In New Jersey Ahead Of Her Funeral at Whigham Funeral Home on February 13, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 13: Cissy Houston arrives as Whitney Houston's Body Arrives In New Jersey Ahead Of Her Funeral at Whigham Funeral Home on February 13, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Dave Kotinsky

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13:  Poster of Whitney Houston with candles at Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Poster of Whitney Houston with candles at Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Valerie Macon

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13:  Eric Williams, Travon Marshall, Juliette Tate and friends attend Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Eric Williams, Travon Marshall, Juliette Tate and friends attend Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Valerie Macon

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13:  Adinett Nsabimana dances at  Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Adinett Nsabimana dances at Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Valerie Macon

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13:  Fans attend attend Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Fans attend attend Whitney Houston Leimert Park Vigil on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Valerie Macon

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13:  A general view of atmosphere outside of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles in remembrance of Whitney Houston on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: A general view of atmosphere outside of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles in remembrance of Whitney Houston on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

Valerie Macon

The American singer and actress, who was one of the world's best-selling artists in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, aged 48.

The American singer and actress, who was one of the world's best-selling artists in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, aged 48.

Peter Jordan

File picture, dated February 17, 1999, American singer Whitney Houston makes a rare appearance for her fans at the HMV store in Oxford Circus, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday February 12, 2012. The American singer and actress, who was one of the world's best-selling artists in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, aged 48. See PA story SHOWBIZ Houston. Picture credit should read: Peter Jordan/PA Archive

File picture, dated February 17, 1999, American singer Whitney Houston makes a rare appearance for her fans at the HMV store in Oxford Circus, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday February 12, 2012. The American singer and actress, who was one of the world's best-selling artists in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, aged 48. See PA story SHOWBIZ Houston. Picture credit should read: Peter Jordan/PA Archive

Peter Jordan

File picture, dated September 09, 1999, Whitney Houston kicks off her first tour of the UK in six years, in Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday February 12, 2012. The American singer and actress, who was one of the world's best-selling artists in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, aged 48. See PA story SHOWBIZ Houston. Picture credit should read:John Giles/PA Archive

File picture, dated September 09, 1999, Whitney Houston kicks off her first tour of the UK in six years, in Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday February 12, 2012. The American singer and actress, who was one of the world's best-selling artists in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, aged 48. See PA story SHOWBIZ Houston. Picture credit should read:John Giles/PA Archive

John Giles

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Whitney Houston performs during the Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Dec. 7, 1998.  Often referred to as the Queen of Pop music at her best, Houston ex-wife of singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the age of 48. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau)

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Whitney Houston performs during the Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Dec. 7, 1998. Often referred to as the Queen of Pop music at her best, Houston ex-wife of singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the age of 48. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau)

Darrin Bush

FILE - In this March 25, 2001 file photo, Bobby Brown and his then wife Whitney Houston arrive at Vanity Fair's Oscar party at Morton's in Hollywood on Sunday, March 25, 2001. Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48.  (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

FILE - In this March 25, 2001 file photo, Bobby Brown and his then wife Whitney Houston arrive at Vanity Fair's Oscar party at Morton's in Hollywood on Sunday, March 25, 2001. Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

LAURA RAUCH

Fans take pictures with a plaque commemorating Whitney Houston's Record of the Year and Album of the Year for the 36th Grammy Awards, at LA Live in Los Angeles, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Houston died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, on the eve of the Grammys, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy party. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Fans take pictures with a plaque commemorating Whitney Houston's Record of the Year and Album of the Year for the 36th Grammy Awards, at LA Live in Los Angeles, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Houston died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, on the eve of the Grammys, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy party. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Ringo H.W. Chiu

Donzaleigh Abernathy places a flower at a memorial outside the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday, Feb. 11. She was 48. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Donzaleigh Abernathy places a flower at a memorial outside the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday, Feb. 11. She was 48. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Ringo H.W. Chiu

LOS ANGELES - (FILE PHOTO):  Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International - Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  According to reports on February 11, 2012, Houston has died at the age 48.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - (FILE PHOTO): Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International - Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. According to reports on February 11, 2012, Houston has died at the age 48. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Kevork Djansezian

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  LA Police attend the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the early hours of February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and film star Whitney Houston aged 48 has died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo/Toby Canham/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: LA Police attend the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the early hours of February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and film star Whitney Houston aged 48 has died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo/Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Toby Canham

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  LA Coroners leave the Beverly Hilton Hotel possibly carrying the body of the singer Whitney Houston in the early hours of February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and film star Whitney Houston aged 48 has died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo/Toby Canham/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: LA Coroners leave the Beverly Hilton Hotel possibly carrying the body of the singer Whitney Houston in the early hours of February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and film star Whitney Houston aged 48 has died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo/Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Toby Canham

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  LA Coroners arrive and after time leave the Beverly Hilton Hotel possibly carrying the body of the singer Whitney Houston in the early hours of February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and film star Whitney Houston aged 48 has died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo/Toby Canham/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: LA Coroners arrive and after time leave the Beverly Hilton Hotel possibly carrying the body of the singer Whitney Houston in the early hours of February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and film star Whitney Houston aged 48 has died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo/Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Toby Canham

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  LA Coroners leave the Beverly Hilton Hotel possibly carrying the body of the singer Whitney Houston in the early hours of February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and film star Whitney Houston aged 48 has died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo/Toby Canham/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: LA Coroners leave the Beverly Hilton Hotel possibly carrying the body of the singer Whitney Houston in the early hours of February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and film star Whitney Houston aged 48 has died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo/Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Toby Canham

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 12:  Mourner Donna Thorn of Newark, New Jersey creates a memorial for singer Whitney Houston, at The New Hope Baptist Church on February 12, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 12: Mourner Donna Thorn of Newark, New Jersey creates a memorial for singer Whitney Houston, at The New Hope Baptist Church on February 12, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

John W. Ferguson

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  Host LL Cool J pays tribute to singer Whitney Houston onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Host LL Cool J pays tribute to singer Whitney Houston onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kevin Winter

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  Remembrances of singer Whitney Houston are seen around Harlem's Apollo Theatre on the streets of Manhattan on February 12, 2012 in New York City. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Remembrances of singer Whitney Houston are seen around Harlem's Apollo Theatre on the streets of Manhattan on February 12, 2012 in New York City. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Taylor Hill

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  Remembrances of singer Whitney Houston are seen around Harlem's Apollo Theatre on the streets of Manhattan on February 12, 2012 in New York City. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Remembrances of singer Whitney Houston are seen around Harlem's Apollo Theatre on the streets of Manhattan on February 12, 2012 in New York City. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Taylor Hill

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  Remembrances of singer Whitney Houston are seen around Harlem's Apollo Theatre on the streets of Manhattan on February 12, 2012 in New York City. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Remembrances of singer Whitney Houston are seen around Harlem's Apollo Theatre on the streets of Manhattan on February 12, 2012 in New York City. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Taylor Hill

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  Whitney Houston is displayed on the screen during Jennifer Hudson's performance onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Whitney Houston is displayed on the screen during Jennifer Hudson's performance onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kevin Winter

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  Singer Jennifer Hudson performs during a memoriam for Whitney Houston onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Jennifer Hudson performs during a memoriam for Whitney Houston onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kevin Winter

File picture, dated February 09, 2008, Whitney Houston arrives at the Carl Davis Pre-Grammy party at the Beverley Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles

File picture, dated February 09, 2008, Whitney Houston arrives at the Carl Davis Pre-Grammy party at the Beverley Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles

Ian West

File picture, dated February 17, 1999, American singer Whitney Houston makes a rare appearance for her fans at the HMV store in Oxford Circus, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday February 12, 2012. The American singer and actress, who was one of the world's best-selling artists in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, aged 48. See PA story SHOWBIZ Houston. Picture credit should read: Peter Jordan/PA Archive

File picture, dated February 17, 1999, American singer Whitney Houston makes a rare appearance for her fans at the HMV store in Oxford Circus, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday February 12, 2012. The American singer and actress, who was one of the world's best-selling artists in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, aged 48. See PA story SHOWBIZ Houston. Picture credit should read: Peter Jordan/PA Archive

Peter Jordan

Whitney Houston's autopsy report is being kept under wraps

Whitney Houston's autopsy report is being kept under wraps

Whitney Houston's funeral will be at her childhood church

Whitney Houston's funeral will be at her childhood church

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Whitney Houston playing in Sheffield

Whitney Houston's funeral is to be broadcast on the internet.

Some of the star's fans had been disappointed that the weekend service in the late singer's hometown was going to be a private affair and that no public memorial was planned.

But Whitney's publicist, Kristen Foster, said The Associated Press would be allowed a camera at Saturday's ceremony in Newark, New Jersey.

The service will be at New Hope Baptist Church, where she sang as a child.

Her eulogy will be given by gospel singer Marvin Winans, a Grammy Award winner and longtime family friend.

Whitney will be buried in Fair View Cemetery in Westfield, where her father John was laid to rest in 2003.

Some fans have already gathered and placed flowers outside the church where the funeral will be held by invitation-only at the request of the star's family, who wish to maintain some privacy. Others have stopped by the funeral home.

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Meanwhile, Whitney is expected to storm back into the UK charts this weekend with around 27 individual tracks due to head back into the top 200 singles.

And one of the two affected albums - Greatest Hits - has seen such a spike in sales that it is in line to go to number six when the charts are announced on Sunday.

AP will stream the service on http://livestream.com/aplive.


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