2011/08/01

Winehouse back on top of British charts

LONDON, July 31, 2011 (AFP) - Fans of soul star Amy Winehouse on Sunday sent her back to the top of Britain's album chart, a week after the 27-year-old was found dead at her London home.

Grammy Award-winning album "Back to Black", which first hit the top spot in 2007, dislodged fellow soul diva Adele's 21 from the summit while Winehouse's debut release, "Frank", also recharted at number five.

The singer also occupied five spots on the singles chart top 40 with Back to Black placing at eight while a box set of Frank and Back to Black entered the album chart at number 10.

The five-time Grammy winner was found dead at her north London home last Saturday. A cause of death has yet to be established, although it is not being viewed as suspicious.

Friends and family attended Winehouse's Jewish funeral at Edgwarebury Cemetery in northwest London on Tuesday, where her father delivered a eulogy which ended with the words: "Goodnight, my angel."

The singer fought a well-publicised struggle with drugs and alcohol, famously singing about her refusal to seek treatment in her biggest-selling single "Rehab".

But she had to scrap a European comeback tour after stumbling through the opening performance in Belgrade on June 18.