This week's chart champion, for the second week in a row, is the record- setting Whitney Houston, whose current success with "How Will I Know" has made her the only female artist in the '80s to score two No. 1 hits in a row.
Houston, who hit No. 1 four months ago with "Saving All My Love for You," also is part of another impressive "first": She and Dionne Warwick are the only set of first cousins ever to hit No. 1 on Billboard's pop charts --and they did it back-to-back!
The most obvious challenger is Mr. Mister's "Kyrie," which moved up to No. 2 this week and helped push the group's "Welcome to the Real World" LP into the No. 2 spot on the album charts. ("Real World" now poses a real threat to Sade's "Promise," which is the No. 1 LP for the second straight week.)