Star's record sales surge
Published 25/07/2011 | 05:00
SALES of Amy Winehouse records have surged since her death, with her acclaimed second album 'Back to Black' re-entering the charts almost five years after its release.
The Mark Ronson-produced LP made it to number 59 in the few hours between the singer's death and the sales being counted, the Official Charts Company said. Her fans also flocked to buy the singles from the 2006 album, 'Back to Black' and 'Rehab', which re-entered the singles chart at number 81 and number 181 respectively.
Purchases of Winehouse's albums rose 37-fold between Friday and Saturday, while track sales were up by a multiple of 23 and are expected to rise further.