Amy Winehouse Album Sales Soar
July 27, 2011


Amy Winehouse
This week's sales chart saw four new albums debut in the Top 10, but more significantly, the week marked the return of Amy Winehouse to the Billboard 200 albums chart, where Back To Black came in at #9. Fans snatched up her back catalog in the wake of her death, as there were more Winehouse albums purchased in the past week than during the first six months of the year, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Back To Black sold 37,000 units, and 36,000 of those were sold digitally. Her debut, Frank, shifted 7,600 copies. More than 95 percent of all Winehouse album sales this week were digitally downloaded. As for individual tracks, there were a total of 111,000 digital track sales for Winehouse this week, an increase of 2,000 percent over last week, says SoundScan. "Rehab" was the most downloaded song with 34,000 in digital sales.

Back on the current sales chart, British singer Adele is once again at #1 with 21, shifting another 77,000 copies. The latest edition of the Kidz Bop series bowed at #2 with 68,700 sold, and 3 Doors Down make their return to the chart at #3 with Time Of My Life, selling 60,000 units in the first week. Beyonce's 4 is at #4, selling 53,400, and DJ Khaled debuts at #5 with We The Best Forever, which opened with 53,000 and gave him his best sales week yet. 

In the back half of the Top 10, Country singer Blake Shelton sits at #6 with Red River Blue, shifting 47,000, and 311 debuts at #7 with Universal Pulse, selling 46,000 copies in the first week in stores. This marks the eighth Top 10 album for the Reggae/Rock band. Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party is #8 with 43,000, Selena Gomez' When The Sun Goes Down is #9 with 28,473, and the Eminem project Bad Meets Evil is #10 this week with 28,463.

In other Amy Winehouse news, her father, Mitch Winehouse, has revealed plans to create a foundation in his daughter's name that will give help to those struggling with addiction. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Mitch stated at the singer's funeral that: "I was with my cousin Michael when I heard [about her death] and straight away I said I wanted an Amy Winehouse Foundation, something to help the things she loved - children, horses, but also to help those struggling with substance abuse."




 
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