Amy Winehouse goes straight to No 1
Published 06/12/2011 | 12:37
Amy Winehouse has shot to the top of the album charts, more than four months after her death.
Her posthumous collection Lioness: Hidden Treasures, which features original tracks and covers, was released yesterday.
Amy's father Mitch tweeted: "Just been told. Amy at Number One... My heart is sad but bursting with pride. Mitch."
Some of the proceeds from the album, put together after the 27-year-old singer was found dead in bed in her Camden flat, will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up in the star's name.
Mitch tweeted: "140,000 sold = £140,000 to foundation in one day. Well done baby."
He said later it would mean "everything" to him if the album holds on to the top spot over Christmas.
"It will mean everything, it's that kudos of being number one at Christmas," he said.
He added that he hasn't been able to listen to Amy's album since he approved its release.
"I had to listen to it to approve it in the first place, the whole family did, but after that I can't listen to it.
Producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson pulled the 12 songs together after listening to thousands of hours of vocals by the singer, many of them from sessions for her hit albums Frank and Back To Black.