The Official Charts Company noted that the tragic event boosted sales of her 2006 album and sales are expected to continue as fans flock to download her jazz-infused tracks.
Data shows that although the album did not climb to the top of the charts, album sales increased by 37 times and singles by 23 times.
Back to Black was the highest-selling single from Winehouse’s discography.
“For the world and British music to lose such a talent and icon … is truly tragic. And already the popularity of Amy’s music with the British public is being demonstrated,” said Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts.
“Such a demonstration of her popularity is the best tribute the British public can pay to this extraordinary British talent.”
Winehouse sold four million albums and 1.2 million singles in the UK over the course of her career, which included debut album Frank, Back to Black and other contributions including the single Valerie from producer Mark Ronson’s album Versions.
Ronson was also the producer of the Back to Black album, which led to five Grammy Awards and a Mercury Music Prize.
The chart of July 24th, just one day after Winehouse’s death, also saw a string of female artists dominate over male artists. Adele’s album 21 held onto the top spot, with her debut album 19 at number three. Beyonce’s 4 was at number two and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way at number five.
Taking the fourth spot was jazz singer Caro Emerald, her best ever chart place with Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor.
According to the Official Charts Company, female artists have spent a total of six months at number one in 2011 to date. What’s more, 15 weeks ago, Adele, Katy B, Rihanna and Jessie J accounted for the first all-female top five chart this year.
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