Amy Winehouse's Death: 'Back to Black' Album Shoots to No. 1 on iTunes
Amy Winehouse’s acclaimed 2007 album Back to Black jumped to the top of the iTunes chart Saturday, following the news the troubled singer had been found dead in her home in London.
Meanwhile, the music video for her single “Rehab” from the album reached No. 10 on the iTunes on Saturday.
Upon its release, Back to Black topped the charts in more than 15 counties, making the top 10 in a dozen others. In the U.S., the album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, earning double-platinum status.
“Rehab” was the biggest single from the album. Upon its release in the U.S. in early 2007, Winehouse to international fame. The song, a throwback to the American girl-group sound of the 1960s, made the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and sold more than 1 million units.
Meanwhile, the album earned Winehouse six Grammy nominations, including all four major categories, at the 2008 Grammys. She went 5-for-5 but lost out on the album of the year award to Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters, one the biggest upsets in Grammy history.
Winehouse won best new artist; “Rehab” won song and record of the year along with best pop vocal performance; and Back to Black was named best pop vocal album.
Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her north London home Saturday after a long and widely reported battle with alcohol and drugs.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman told the BBC that the cause of death was as yet unexplained.