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Amy Winehouse tops album chart

Published 11/12/2011 | 19:07

Amy Winehouse has topped the album chart four months after her death
Amy Winehouse has topped the album chart four months after her death

Amy Winehouse is top of the album chart, more than four months after her death.

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Her posthumous collection Lioness: Hidden Treasures, which features original tracks and covers, was released last Monday and has sold more than 194,000 copies.

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.

An inquest found the 27-year-old star was more than five times the legal drink-drive limit when she was found dead in her home in Camden, north London, on July 23.

Some of the proceeds from the album will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up in her name.

Amy displaced Olly Murs, the 2009 X Factor finalist, who topped the chart from The Official UK Charts Company last weekend with In Case You Didn't Know.

He slipped to number four, with Michael Buble's Christmas remaining at number two, and Heaven by Rebecca Ferguson entering the chart at number three. Rihanna's Talk That Talk slipped from three to five.

Olly moved up a place in the singles chart to take the number one spot with Dance With Me Tonight.

The X Factor 2011 finalists, joined by former boyband contestants One Direction and JLS, slipped a place to number two with their cover of the 1970s Rose Royce classic Wishing On A Star.

Dedication To My Ex (Miss That) by Lloyd featuring Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne entered the chart at number three, while We Found Love by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris and Good Feeling by Flo Rida each dropped a place, to numbers four and five.

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