Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' Tops British Charts 8 Days After Her Death
As fans clamoured for CDs rather than digital downloads, many stores ran out until late in the week.
LONDON - Amy Winehouse fans have put her multi-Grammy award winning 2006 album Back to Black back on top of the British music chart eight days after the jazz-soul singer was found dead at her home in North London at the age of 27.
With tracks like "Rehab," "Love Is A Losing Game" and "You Know I'm No Good," the album won a multitude of awards on both sides of the Atlantic when it was released five years ago.
Winehouse's debut album Frank also re-entered the charts at number five, while the box set combining both titles charted at No. 10.
On its debut in 2005 Frank peaked at No. 13.
While some fans bought the albums as a digital download, many more wanted a physical copy, according to retailers.
"Obviously quite a few people have been downloading the album, but many more seem to have wanted it on CD," said a spokesman for HMV. "Perhaps it is by way of feeling a more tangible connection with Amy and her music, which is something we tend to see when a great artist sadly dies."
HMV said that stocks of the CD had run out during the week, but that her label had rushed out new stock that hit stores on Thursday.
Winehouse was found dead on July 24. An autopsy failed to find a cause of death and her family are awaiting the results of toxicology reports.