Post-Death, Amy Winehouse Music Sales Increase
July 27, 2011 at 3:59 AM (PT)
A private funeral was held in LONDON on TUESDAY for AMY WINEHOUSE, with family and friends in attendance.
The Jewish service was led by a rabbi and included prayers in English and Hebrew and reminiscences from MITCH WINEHOUSE, AMY's father, reports THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. WINEHOUSE ended his eulogy with the words, "Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much."
In the wake of the singer's death, fans have been buying her music in record numbers.
U.S. Album Sales
There were more AMY WINEHOUSE albums purchased in the past week (week ending 7/24/2011) than during the first six months of the year (50,000 this week vs. 44,000 YTD 2011 as of 7/17/2011), according to NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN.
* "Back To Black" -- 37,000 total sales (36,000 are digital albums)
* "Frank" -- 7,600 total sales (7,000 are digital)
* More than 95% of all AMY WINEHOUSE album sales this week were digitally downloaded (46,000+ sales)
* "Back To Black"'s 37,000 in sales is the album’s highest weekly sales since the week ending 3/2/2008 when the album sold 38,000 (two weeks following the GRAMMY Awards broadcast). This also marks this album’s biggest weekly digital sales.
U.S. Digital Track Sales
* According to NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN, there are a total of 111,000 digital track sales for AMY WINEHOUSE this week, an increase of 2,000% over last week.
* "Rehab" is the most downloaded AMY WINEHOUSE song this week (34,000 in digital sales). Since 2007, there have been 3.5 million AMY WINEHOUSE digital track sales, according to NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN.