As many would guess, Amy Winehouse’s first posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures has topped the UK charts after being released on December 6. The set moved over 194,000 copies, giving Winehouse her biggest sales week ever.
‘Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ includes unreleased materials as well as cover versions of classic songs. The “Rehab” singer was hard at work on her third effort before passing in July 2011 of alcohol poisoning at 27 years old. Now the release has become the fourth best selling album of the year.
“It’s such amazing news that Amy’s album has gone to number one, and just goes to show what she still means to people,” Winehouse’s mom Janis stated after learning about the album’s feat.
She adds: “It’s especially good for the Foundation and knowing that every sale will go to help a deserving cause makes the news all the more special. I’m so proud of my daughter and so happy that she is still touching people. She’s forever in my heart.”
Read our review of Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures HERE.