Amy Winehouse still sells 1.7m records one year on

Monday July 23, 2012

A year on from her death Amy Winehouse is still proving to be one of the most popular British artists of all time.

Fans have snapped up more than 1.7 million copies of the singer's recordings in the past year.

The Grammy-winner was just 27 when she was found dead from alcohol poisoning in her north London home on July 23.

But the Official Charts Company has reported that her voice has continues to be heard, with 1.2 million copies of her three albums being sold in Britain along with 500,000 of her singles in the past year.

Her two studio albums - 2003's Frank and 2006's Back To Black - both saw a noticeable jump following her death, with her debut, Frank, peaking at No 3 in the charts in August last year.

On July 31, a week after she died, Back To Black rocketed back to the top of the Official Albums Chart, having previously held the top spot for three non-consecutive weeks in early 2007.

Due to massive sales in the month after her death, the album became the biggest seller of the 21st century, although this title has since been taken by Adele's 21.

Her posthumously released third album Lioness: Hidden Treasures then reached No 1 upon its release in December, selling 194,000 copies in its first week.

Whilst Valerie, her duet with Mark Ronson, is the biggest selling single of her career by a clear stretch - having sold a combined total of 767,000 to date - the most in-demand track since her death has proven to be the title track of her second album, Back To Black.

The album remains Amy's biggest-seller with close to 3.5 million UK sales in total, and remained at No 77 in the Official Albums Chart last week.

It is not only Amy's record sales that continue to increase.

A recent partnership between online auction site eBay and The Amy Winehouse Foundation - the charity set up for disadvantaged children - looks set to also provide a forum for the support of her fans.

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