Amy rises up to top of charts

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TRAGIC singer Amy Wine­house has shot to the top of the al­bum charts – more than four months af­ter her death.

Her post­hu­mous col­lec­tion Li­on­ess: Hid­den Trea­sures, which fea­tures orig­i­nal tracks and cov­ers, was re­leased yes­ter­day.

Wine­house’s fa­ther Mitch tweeted: “Just been told. Amy at Num­ber heart is sad but burst­ing with pride. Mitch.”

Some of the pro­ceeds from the al­bum, put to­gether af­ter the 27-year-old was found dead in bed in her flat in Cam­den, Lon­don, will go to the Amy Wine­house Foun­da­tion, set up in the star’s name.

Pro­duc­ers Salaam Remi and Mark Ron­son pulled the 12 songs to­gether af­ter lis­ten­ing to thou­sands of hours of vo­cals by the singer, many of them from ses­sions for her hit al­bums Frank and Back To Black.

Mr Wine­house re­cently spoke of the painful process of lis­ten­ing to the al­bum for the first time, say­ing “it was a very dif­fi­cult time for us”.

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