Winehouse tops album chart


Amy Winehouse reached the top of the album chart last night, more than four months after her death. Her posthumous collection Lioness: Hidden Treasures, which features original tracks and covers, was released last Monday.

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.

An inquest found the 27-year-old star was more than five times the legal drink-drive limit when found dead in her home in Camden, north London, in July. Some of the proceeds from the album will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up in her name.

Winehouse displaced Olly Murs, the 2009 X Factor finalist, who topped the chart from The Official UK Charts Company last weekend with In Case You Didn't Know.