Amy Winehouse tops UK Music Charts

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Updated December 12, 2011
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse’s new album has topped the UK music charts, four months after her death.

The singer’s posthumous album “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” went to Number One on Sunday, giving her the biggest weekly sales of her short career.

The album is a compilation of 12 songs, many of them from sessions for her hit albums “Frank” and “Back To Black”.

Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse, who kicked off a singing career himself, said listening to her wasn’t easy, but worth it.

“We were finding it difficult to listen to Amy’s music, but we had to listen to it because if it wasn’t up to scratch we wouldn’t have allowed it to go out, but we weren’t pleasantly surprised we were stunned at how wonderful the album is.” Mitch Winehouse said.

The album’s songs were pulled together by producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, who listened to thousands of hours of vocals by Amy Winehouse and said they were certain she would have liked what they chose:

“This is all a combination of all the different pieces of everything she’s done. So everything is done in the way that I felt she would like and what she would have asked me to do. This is all based off of our conversations, our plans for what we wanted to do with records and everything else. So it’s all directly taken out of the Amy Winehouse book of how we made records and how we would have continued to make records.” Salaam Remi said.

Amy Winehouse died in July this year from alcoholic poisoning at the age of 27.