Amy Winehouse Has Century's Top-Selling Album in U.K.
Amy Winehouse Has Century's Top-Selling Album in U.K.

In the wake of her death on Saturday, July 23, Amy Winehouse's second album, 2007's "Back to Black," re-enters the Billboard 200 albums chart this week at No. 9 with 37,000 sold in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the wake of her death on Saturday, July 23, Amy Winehouse's second album, 2007's "Back to Black," re-enters the Billboard 200 albums chart this week at No. 9 with 37,000 sold in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. The week previous, it sold just 1,000.

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She also returns to the list with her debut set, 2004's "Frank," at No. 57 with 8,000 (up 4,100%).

There were more Winehouse albums purchased in past week (ending July 24) -- 55,000 -- than during the first six months of the year. Through the week ending July 17, her catalog had shifted 44,000 copies.

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More than 95% of her albums sold last week were downloads. The hefty digital share isn't shocking, as most consumers wouldn't have been able to find much physical stock of Winehouse's albums had they sought them out in brick-and-mortar stores.


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On the digital track side of things, Winehouse sold a combined 111,000 downloads -- up from just 5,000 the week previous. The biggest of the bunch was "Rehab," with 38,000 sold. It re-enters the Digital Songs chart at No. 46 and is the only Winehouse song on the tally this week.

It's expected that Winehouse's albums and songs will see even bigger sales next week, after a full week's worth of impact from her passing is felt on the charts.

Our regular recap of the week's top 10 selling albums and songs will be available on Wednesday morning.


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