Most of this week's chart honors belong to Whitney Houston, whose "Greatest Love of All" faced a strong challenge from Madonna's "Live to Tell" on two lists--pop and adult contemporary--and again emerged as a dual champion.
But a little of Houston's thunder was stolen by the spectacular chart moves made by veteran performer Patti LaBelle, whose new album, "Winner in You," debuted at a phenomenal No. 14, which puts it in the same superstar category as Van Halen's "5150" (a No. 13 debut) and Prince's "Parade" (No. 14). That achievement guarantees that "Winner in You" will be LaBelle's most successful LP to date, because none of her previous albums have gotten higher than No. 40.