Amy Winehouse Posthumously Topping The Charts

The world is still in mourning over the passing of one of our generation's biggest talent. As tributes poured in to the troubled star, fans flocked to buy her albumns... sending five hits into the top 40.

Yep, Amy is back in the world charts and set a record for the late soul and jazz star. Not to take away from Beyonce's glory as the queen has seen some re-entry into the chart just by the mere mention of her "new Albumn". Amy is setting record for an artist who makes a re-entry posthumously.

Amy's Back To Black albumn became last week's best-selling albumn, toppling off Adele's 21. Her less successful debut effort which never really got that much attention, Frank, came in at number 5 and the box set Frank/Back to Black entered at number 10. Back To Black was previously the Official Albums Chart number one in 2006. Frank only achieved its biggest climb today, having previously peaked at number 13 in 2005.

HMV's Gennaro Castaldo said: 
"It's no real surprise that Back To Black has gone back to the top of the album charts.


"We saw such a surge in demand for Amy's albums soon after her death was announced that we pretty much sold out and had to re-order more copies. 
"Obviously quite a few people have been downloading the album but many more seem to have wanted it on CD, perhaps by way of feeling a more tangible connection with Amy and her music - which is something we tend to see when any great artist sadly dies."
In the singles charts, Back To Black rose to number 8 from last week's 81, having previously reached number 25 in 2006. Tears Dry On Their Own came in at 27, Rehab at 29, Love Is A Losing Game at 33 and You Know I'm No Good at 37.

Word is; when Amy died, she had been making plans to record a jazz album and apparently wanted to learn to play a musical instrument.

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