Sunday, July 24, 2011

Winehouse's iTunes Impact

As expected, Amy Winehouse's death has caused a resurgence of her albums on iTunes (and Amazon). She currently occupies 3 of the top 10 albums and 4 songs in the top 100 songs in the US iTunes. In the UK, a similar story, occupying 3 slots in the top 10 and 6 songs in the top 100. It's a shame her discography is very small, only consisting of 2 albums and 15 singles--making it incomparable to Michael Jackson's iTunes takeover following his death in 2009, occupying 9 slots out of the top 10 songs.

iTunes Top albums (US)
1. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
4. Amy Winehouse - Frank
8. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
11. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black: B Sides
25. Amy Winehouse - Frank (B Sides)
70. Amy Winehouse - iTunes Festival: London

iTunes Top Songs (US)
17. "Rehab" Amy Winehouse
51. "You Know I'm No Good" Amy Winehouse
56. "Back to Black" Amy Winehouse
74. "Valerie" Amy Winehouse

iTunes Top albums (UK)

1. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
5. Amy Winehouse - Frank & Back to Black
6. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black (Deluxe Edition)
12. Amy Winehouse - Frank
85. Amy Winehouse - iTunes Festival: London
87. Amy Winehouse - Frank (Deluxe Edition)

iTunes Top Singles (UK)

16. "Back to Black" Amy Winehouse
36. "Rehab" Amy Winehouse
40. "Tears Dry On Their Own" Amy Winehouse
46. "Love Is a Losing Game" Amy Winehouse
54. "You Know I'm No Good" Amy Winehouse
64. "Valerie" Amy Winehouse
90. "Valerie (Version Revisited)" - Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse

Billboard's policy of not allowing old albums to chart on the Top 200 albums will be an annoying policy in the next few weeks, surely Back to Black will be outselling any forthcoming release (and Adele's 21) perhaps until Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV.

2 comments:

twostepcub said...

actually, Billboard stopped that policy, so it will chart alongside anything else - in fact Journey's Greatest Hits has been in the top-40 this past month.

J.Mensah said...

Ah! Thanks for that. That's good to know.