Following the untimely death of Amy Winehouse on the 23rd of July, not only has she left her fans bereft but also a line of clothing with Fred Perry that remains unfinished. However, apart from all the sad news that surrounds her death, her album ‘Back to Black’ has overtaken James Blunt’s album ‘Back to Bedlam’ this week as the bestselling in the UK.
It’s no surprise that it surpassed James Blunt’s record sales by registering 3.26 million sales ever since news of her death was released by the press for the last three weeks. For people who haven’t followed Amy Wineheart’s music, Back to Black was her second album and final album before her death this year.
Along with this, musicians around the world are showing their solidarity to Amy Winehouse by paying tribute to her music, one being George Michael, who sang “Love is a losing game” while Tony Bennett will make an introduction to the Amy Winehouse tribute in this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Interestingly, both Amy and Tony had recorded “Body and Soul” for his Duets II album which will be released on September 19, 2011, and as a single as well, so that the proceeds will go towards a foundation that will help people struggling with addiction.
This comes immediately after the toxicology reports which stated that illegal drugs weren’t the reason for her demise but the presence of alcohol was yet it was still inconclusive whether it was the cause of Amy’s mysterious death or not.