1.2m Winehouse albums sold since her death
Amy Winehouse is still proving to be one of the most popular British recording artists of modern time, with fans buying more than 1.7 million copies of her recordings in the year since her death.
The singer was found dead from alcohol poisoning in her north London home on 23 July last year at the age of 27.
But her voice has continued to be heard, with 1.2 million copies of her three albums being sold in Britain along with 500,000 of her singles in the past year, according to the Official Charts Company.
Her two studio albums – 2003’s Frank and 2006’s Back To Black – both saw a noticeable jump following her death, with her debut, Frank, peaking at number three in the charts in August last year.
Back To Black rocketed back to the top of the Official Albums Chart a week after she died, on 31 July, having previously held the No 1 spot for three non-consecutive weeks in early 2007.
Due to massive sales in the month after her death, the album became the biggest selling album of the 21st century, although that title has since been taken by Adele’s 21.
And a musical hat-trick was scored when her third album, posthumous release Lioness: Hidden Treasures reached number one upon its release in December, selling 194,000 copies in its first week.
Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot said: “Many of us will remember where we were when we heard the terrible news about Amy a year ago.”
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