Winehouse Album Is UK's Bestseller of the Century
Tony Bennett to lead MTV Winehouse tribute
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2011 2:54 AM CDT
Winehouse and Bennett's duet will be released as a single to help fund the charitable foundation established by her family.   (PRNewsFoto/RPM/Columbia Records)

(Newser) – A surge in sales following her death has made Amy Winehouse's Back to Black Britain's biggest-selling record of the 21st century, knocking crooner James Blunt into second place. The 2006 album, which shot back to the top of her charts after the singer's death last month, has sold more than 3.25 million copies and, despite this being the age of illegal downloading, is the 12th best-selling British album of all time.

Tony Bennett, who sang "Body And Soul" with Winehouse for his Duets II album, will lead a tribute to her at this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards, the Telegraph reports. "It was a thrill to record with Amy Winehouse and when you listen to the recording of 'Body And Soul,' it is a testament to her artistic genius and her brilliance as one of the most honest musicians I have ever known," said the 85-year-old singer.

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Aug 28, 2011 7:53 PM CDT
Well this goes to show you that stoners and druggies DO in fact spend their money on something other than drugs.
Aug 26, 2011 11:49 PM CDT
i enjoyed her music it is a shame she enjoyed drugs/alcohol more.
Aug 26, 2011 8:07 PM CDT
Amy had a great voice and future, its said that her life was terminated so young.