Amy Winehouse Albums Still Selling Strong One Year After Her Death
It's been one year since Amy Winehouse's untimely death, but album sales indicate fans still are paying tribute to the "Rehab" singer through her music.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, her legacy continues on the charts. Get this: Her album sales are stronger now than the time leading up to her death! In 2010 and 2011, 58,000 and 44,000 albums, respectively, were sold. Eight days after her death was announced, 110,000 albums were sold. Since last July 23, when she passed away, a total of 855,000 Amy Winehouse albums have been sold.
And that's just albums -- 1.15 million songs have been downloaded digitally since last July. In 2010 and 2011, there were 239,000 and 170,000 downloads, respectively.
The largest-selling downloaded song? That would be "Rehab." Amy's third studio album, the archival set Lioness: Hidden Treasures, was released posthumously last December and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. One of Amy's very last recordings was a duet with the legendary Tony Bennett, "Body and Soul."
The track was released last September and sold 73,000 downloads; it's the same song she earned a Grammy Award for earlier this year. The tune became Amy's third hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The other two were "Rehab" and "You Know I'm No Good."