She may be gone, but Amy Winehouse’s music is thriving.
Britain’s Official Charts Company announced that the late singer’s Grammy-sweeping sophomore set, Back to Black, has just become the best-selling album of the 21st century in the U.K., beating out James Blunt’s 2004 album Back to Bedlam’s 3.25 million albums sold with her 3.26 million.
Dido’s 2001 effort No Angel rests at third with 3.07 million purchased.
Black is currently No. 3 on the UK top 100 albums chart. It’s been on the list for 167 weeks total.
Posthumous sales, of course, are nothing new; similar surges happened when Michael Jackson passed in 2009, and earlier with the likes of Aaliyah, Biggie, Jeff Buckley, and others.
Have you bought Winehouse’s Black or her debut, Frank, since her passing? Let us know.
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