Amy Winehouse sales spike in U.S. after her death

Thousands of Amy Winehouse fans went to "Rehab" in the United States for a fresh listen to the songstress...

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Thousands of Amy Winehouse fans went to "Rehab" in the United

States for a fresh listen to the songstress who died late last week, according

to figures released on Tuesday.

Record sales tracker Nielsen SoundScan said

fans of the soul singer snapped up 50,000 copies of her CDs in the week ended

July 24, compared to 44,000 units that were purchased in all other weeks of

2011.

Her 2006 smash hit album, "Back to

Black," which includes the song "Rehab," accounted for 37,000 of

those units sold in the United States, which was the highest weekly total since

March 2008. Winehouse's debut album, 2003's "Frank," chalked up 7,600

unit sales, Nielsen SoundScan said.

Of the totals, more than 95 percent were

digital downloads.

"Rehab," in which the singer with

the beehive hairdo belted out the famous lyrics, "They tried to make me go

to rehab. I said 'no, no no'," was the most downloaded single with 34,000

digital sales in the United

States.

Fans purchased a total 111,000 Winehouse

digital tracks via downloads, an increase of 2,000 percent over the previous

week, Nielsen SoundScan said.

Winehouse died at her London home on July 24,

at age 27, so it's likely the sales figures will spike even higher for the week

ending Saturday, July 31, because fans were just learning of her death on the

final day of the weekly tally.

Throughout much of her career, the singer

struggled with drinking and drug problems, but on Tuesday, her father said she

had been exercising every day and doing yoga recently.

An autopsy has been performed, but an

official cause of death has not been determined as officials await results of

toxicology tests.

The U.S.

sales spike mirrors results in Britain

where 24 hours after Winehouse's death, "Back in Black" occupied the

top spot on iTunes album download chart.