Amy Winehouse’s ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ goes straight to top of UK album chart

Olly Murs' 'Dance With Me Tonight' tops the singles chart

Amy Winehouse’s ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ has gone straight in at Number One in the UK the Albums Chart.

Speaking about the Number One success, Amy’s mother Janis said:”It’s such amazing news that Amy’s album has gone to number one, and just goes to show what she still means to people.”

She added:

It’s especially good for the foundation and knowing that every sale will go to help a deserving cause makes the news all the more special. I’m so proud of my daughter and so happy that she is still touching people. She’s forever in my heart.

‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ was compiled by long-time collaborators Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson in close association with Amy’s family, management and record label Island Records.

The Official Charts Company, who compile the charts, report ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ sold 194,000 copies since Monday, the fourth-highest first-week sales figure this year behind Lady Gaga‘s ‘Born This Way’ (215,000), Coldplay‘s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ (208,343) and Adele‘s ’21’ (208,090).

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot said: “For Amy’s posthumous album to soar to the top of the Official Albums Chart in what is such a competitive time of year is an impressive achievement and a fitting tribute. It shows just what she meant to British music fans. “

Gennaro Castaldo of retailers HMV added: “We fully expected ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ to go straight in at Number One, but to do so achieving such a level of sales is truly remarkable.”

In the single chart, Olly Murs also went straight in at Number One, with ‘Dance With Me Tonight’, adding the top-selling track to the Number One album he earned last week.