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Amy Winehouse Tops UK Album Chart

The troubled singer lives on

Written by . Published on December 13th 2011.


Amy Winehouse Tops UK Album Chart

LIONESS: Hidden Treasures, features twelve original tracks and covers from the singer, has topped the UK album chart, proving once again that Amy Winehouse lives on.

Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, long-time musical partners to Winehouse, compiled the album as a tribute to her most loved songs. Ronson states that the album provides, “an insight into the songs she loved” and thus is an appreciation of her personal tastes and influences. In a recent interview with the BBC, Ronson remarked that Winehouse had the ability to pick up a guitar and play any one of her favourite jazz and soul tracks from heart. Through the album he pays homage to her most mesmerizing moments.

Despite refusing to help compile the album so soon after the singer’s death, Ronson declares his sense of achievement by recognising the special opportunity to “make one more piece of something magical with Amy”. The album is undoubtedly a product of friendship and respect and a celebration of her achievements in spite of her flaws.

Amy Winehouse has beaten festive favourite, Michael Buble’s Christmas and Rebecca Ferguson’s impressive debut album, Heaven, to fill the top spot.

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