Sales of albums of the late Amy Winehouse soar
Posted on 9:07am Monday 1st Aug 2011
Amy Winehouse Death Sparks Album Sales
Amy Winehouse’s critically acclaimed second album, Back to Black, shot back to the top UK album chart yesterday, 31st July, 2011, a week after the troubled singer died at the age of 27.
Winehouse, famous for her distinctive soul songs and beehive hairdo, struggled with drinking and drug problems throughout much of her career.
The cause of her death has not yet been determined as officials await the results of toxicology tests.
Sales of the singer’s recordings, released by the Universal Music label, increased following the news that she had been found dead, propelling Back to Black up from last week’s 59th position, the Official Charts Company said.