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Amy Winehouse tops UK album chart post death

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Amy Winehouse, the ‘Back to Black’ singer has topped the UK albums chart on Sunday. After a week of the singer’s death at the age of 27 she has shot back at the top of British album chart.

The fame singer for her distinctive soul songs and beehive hairdo, Amy Winehouse has struggled with her drinking and drug problems throughout much of her career. But, the cause of her death has not yet been determined as officials waiting for the results of toxicology tests.

The sales of Amy Winehouse’s recordings were released by the Universal Music label. It is learnt that propelled her album ‘Back to Black’ to the top from the last week’s 59th position, as per the Official Charts Company.

However, the album which was released in 2006 has reached the No. 1 spot in the Britain during the time when she won five Grammy awards. Currently, the renewed popularity of the album has pushed down Adele’s ‘21’ to the second place. In addition to this, Amy has earned two more spots in the top 10 best-selling albums. ‘Frank’, Amy’s debut release has come in the fifth position and there by proving more successful after her death than in her lifetime as the album had previously settled at No. 13.

Apart from the Britain fans, the United States music fans has also honoured Amy Winehouse by taking off 50,000 copies of her CD’s during this week, till the end of July 24th. Comparing to the other weeks of 2011, only 44,000 units were purchased, as per the Nielsen SoundScan.

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