Like we’ve said before, Amy Winehouse may be gone, but her musical legacy will live on for a very long time. Bolstered by an uptick in album sales following her death, Amy has managed to beat a record previously held by James Blunt–her second and last album, Back To Black, is now Britain’s best-selling album of the 21st century. When the list was last compiled, Back To Black was third on the list.
Winehouse’s 2006 release has now sold 3,259,100 copies according to figures compiled by the Official Chart Company. Blunt’s album Back To Bedlam, released in 2005, has sold a total of 3,241,118.
Though it’s a bittersweet celebration because she isn’t around to enjoy the honor, it’s a good credit to her name nonetheless. I still can’t believe that warbly Blunt beat her out in the first place, but I’m glad Amy could achieve this. Back To Black was a beautiful album. I just wish there could have been more.