Confirmation of the U.K. sales explosion that followed Amy Winehouse's death has arrived today in the Official Charts Company's first "midweek" sales figures, which cover the period from midnight on Saturday (23) to midnight on Monday.
Her two studio albums figure prominently in the charts twice each, and she has seven tracks in the top 40 of the week's first interim singles chart.
The OCC publishes the "midweek" data to the industry each day from Tuesday to Friday, ahead of the official chart publication each Sunday.
The original version of Winehouse's sophomore album "Back To Black" races 59-2 in the data, with the deluxe edition also selling strongly, leaping 163-7. A doublepack of the album with its predecessor "Frank" enters the survey at No. 6, while "Frank" re-charts on its own at No. 11.
On the singles "midweeks," "Back To Black" reappears at No. 4, "Rehab" at No. 18 and "Tears Dry On Their Own" at No. 21. They're joined in the top 40 by "Love Is A Losing Game" at No. 26, "You Know I'm No Good" (No. 31), her solo version of "Valerie" (No. 35) and the Mark Ronson recording of it on which she was featured vocalist at No. 38.
The OCC reports that, to last weekend, Winehouse had total U.K. album sales of 3,982,000 albums and 1,753,000 tracks.