We put this story in Wide Angle because… Well, frankly we had our fill of unrelated-to-music sites and blogs jumping on Amy Winehouse’s death as a cheap traffic-bait tactic. We’ll stick to the facts relevant to Music Ally here, which is what’s been happening on iTunes and other digital music stores. The UK’s Official Charts Company reveals that in the seven chart-eligible hours following the announcement of her death, Winehouse’s Back To Black album rose back up to 59 and 163 in the UK album charts in its standard and deluxe editions respectively, with sales up 3,700% between Friday and Saturday. “We would expect an even bigger impact to roll through over the coming days,” says OCC boss Martin Talbot. That effect can already be seen on the iTunes Store, where at the time of writing in the UK, Winehouse has four of the top ten albums, with Back To Black at number one, a double of Frank and Back To Black at number three, the deluxe edition of Back To Black at five, and Frank at seven. 
Source: OCC 
Source: iTunes

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