Life After Death: Amy Winehouse Album Breaks Chart Record

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Alessia Pierdomenico / Reuters

The late songstress’s second album has become the top-selling album in the U.K. of the 21st century.

Sales of the 2006 album Back to Black rebounded dramatically after Winehouse was found dead in her London home in July, rocketing to No. 1 on the charts for three weeks immediately following her passing. The Official Charts Company tabulated that over 3,259,000 copies had been sold in all, surpassing James Blunt’s 2005 debut album Back to Bedlum as the biggest seller since the turn of the century.

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The milestone was reached just after the announcement that a toxicology report showed no illegal substances in her body when she died, although alcohol was present. Many had suspected that the drug addiction that plagued her life had also played a part in her death; but the clean results just leave more questions unanswered. A full investigation into the cause of her death will begin in October. (via AP)

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