Late British singer Amy Winehouse's final album, Back To Black, has become the biggest selling album of the century in Britain.
There has a been a surge in sales of the album since the controversial recording artist's recent death in July, and it has now sold 3,259,100 copies,
edging ahead of the previous record holder by James Blunt, according to the
Official Chart Company.
Blunt's 2005 album Back To Bedlam has sold 3,241,118 copies.
Winehouse's album is now the 12th best-selling Britsh album of all time.
And legendary crooner Tony Bennett, 85, will introduce a special section of the MTV Video Music Awards
including footage of him recording with Winehouse at Abbey Road Studios in
March as they sang Body And Soul for his Duets II album.
He said: "It was a thrill to record with Amy Winehouse and when you listen to
the recording of Body And Soul, it is a testament to her artistic genius
and her brilliance as one of the most honest musicians I have ever known."
Winhouse's family said Tuesday that toxicology tests showed no illegal substances
were found in her system, although it is not yet known if any prescription
drugs were detected in her blood.
A full inquest into her death will be held on October 26.
The best-selling British albums of all time:
1. 1981 Greatest Hits: Queen 5,678,610
2. 1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 4,908,288
3. 1992 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA 4,610,813
4. 1995 (What's the Story) Morning Glory? Oasis 4,421,505
5. 1985 Brothers in Arms Dire Straits 4,069,764
6. 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd 3,956,177
7. 1982 Thriller Michael Jackson 3,825,857
8. 1991 Greatest Hits II Queen 3,746,404
9. 1987 Bad Michael Jackson 3,554,301
10. 1990 The Immaculate Collection Madonna 3,402,160
11. 1991 Stars Simply Red 3,401,092
12. 2011 Back To Black Amy Winehouse 3,259,100
13. 1998 Come on Over Shania Twain 3,358,941
14. 1977 Rumours Fleetwood Mac 3,253,818
15. 2005 Back to Bedlam James Blunt 3,172,069