The tragic death of music artist Amy Winehouse has seen a surge in sales of her music. Sales of the artists recordings increased at a rapid rate after it was announced that she had been found dead at her apartment in North London on Saturday.
The Official Charts Company which is responsible for compiling and monitoring the sales of music within the UK has revealed the statistics on the increase in sales. Just several hours after the death had been announced the charts company revealed that the sales of Amy Winehouse albums had risen by thirty seven percent. Individual track sales had also increased by twenty three times.
The rise in sales of the artists work has seen the albums re-emerge in the album charts within the UK. Her Grammy winning album Back to Black which was released in 2006 was positioned at number fifty nine in the album charts this week. The single Back to Black also entered the singles chart at number eighty one.
It is being predicted that the sales of Amy Winehouse material will increase at a great pace this week and music industry experts are suggesting that some of her tracks may enter the top ten within the music charts.
Whilst Winehouse was not a popular figure with all of the general public there is little doubt that she released some very popular music and that she will be missed by many within the music industry.
Elsewhere in the album charts within the UK there were very few changes, with the powerful force Adele still sitting at number one and number three with her two albums ‘21’ and ‘19’. Popular artist Beyonce remained in second place with her album ‘4’; this is now her fourth studio album that she has released as a solo artist.
There was not any change in the top five positions in the UK singles chart either. The Wanted remain at number one for a second week with their song Glad You Came.
The next few weeks may see several changes within the positions of the music charts as several artists release new material. Many music fans are now eager to see how well the tracks of Amy Winehouse will do since her sudden death.