Amy Winehouse Record Sales Skyrocket in Days Since Her Death
Amy Winehouse may be gone, but she is certainly not forgotten.
According to new figures released by Nielsen SoundScan, the late 27-year-old Grammy winner's album sales were estimated at 50,000 copies in the days since her July 23 death.
Winehouse's 2006 disc Back to Black sold 37,000 copies, the highest weekly sales total since March 2008. Her lesser-known debut, Frank, saw 7,600 in sales. Ninety-five percent of said purchases came from digital downloads.
The Brit performer's lauded hit, "Rehab," was her most downloaded single for the week ending July 24, with 34,000 U.S. sales. In total, Winehouse's collection of tracks were downloaded 111,000 times.
Nielsen SoundScan estimates that sales figures for Winehouse's work will continue to rise this week.
"We believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them," fellow British singer Adele -- widely hailed as the most successful Brit act since Winehouse -- wrote in a tribute blog after Winehouse's tragic passing. "Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about British music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blase about the whole thing."
"I don't think she ever realized just how brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even more charming," Adele continued.