Posthumous Winehouse album hits British number one


Soul singer Amy Winehouse topped Britain’s album chart Sunday more than four months after her death, with music lovers buying almost 200,000 copies of the record ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’. The posthumous collection of alternative versions of classics, unreleased tracks and covers hit the number one spot after being released last Monday.
Producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson put the 12-track album together after listening to thousands of hours of recordings by the singer, who died in July aged 27 following years of drug and alcohol abuse. The Official Charts Company said the album sold more than 194,000 copies to give Winehouse the biggest weekly sales tally of her career.