Amy Winehouse’s death boosts sales

    As mourners gathered to pay their last respects to Amy Winehouse, there was an uptick in her album sales.

    As Amy’s ashes were laid to rest during an intimate funeral in London yesterday, fans of the soulful singer were downloading enough of her music to push her back up the charts.

    Amy’s 2007 sophomore album, Back to Black, hit #9 on the Billboard 200 this week. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 37,000 copies of the album have been sold, which represents a 3,140 percent boost. Digital sales account for 95 percent of that figure, with roughly 36,000 copies downloaded since Amy’s death on Saturday.

    The singer’s 2004 debut album Frank saw an even greater increase, at least percentage-wise. With 8,000 copies moved, Frank was up 4,100 percent in sales.  That was enough to land Frank at #57 on the Billboard 200.

    Meanwhile, Amy’s Back to Black: B-Sides EP made its grand debut at #152 with 3,000 copies sold. It was released in 2008 and it had moved only a handful of copies as of last week.

    Amy’s signature single "Rehab" found its way to the Billboard Hot 100 again, landing at #46 with 38,000 downloads.



    —Sonya Eskridge




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