Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ album UK sales create a record

August 26th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Amy Winehouse London, Aug 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even after her unfortunate demise, Amy Winehouse is still a winner. And that is because her album Back to Black has managed to create a record as the biggest selling album in England in the 21st century. The news was confirmed by the Official Charts Company officials.

Prior to Amy, the record for the largest selling album in the UK in the 21st century was held by James Blunt for his album Back to Bedlam which was released in 2005. Despite the fact that Amy’s album – Back to Black is not a new album, as it was first released 5 years ago in 2006, yet her death spurned her fans to buy her music and thus the tremendous sales.

The Official Charts Company officials revealed that as per the sales figures available with them on Thursday, James Blunt album had sold 3.25 million copies whereas Amy’s album had overtaken him and the top spot with 3.26 million copies. The third spot on this illustrious list is occupied by Dido whose album No Angel was released in February 2001 and has notched by sales of 3.07 million copies.

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