When it comes to major developments on this week’s edition of the Billboard 200, there are really two things worth talking about first and foremost — the continued dominance of Adele, and also the resurgence of the late Amy Winehouse as so many are trying to tribute her by picking up copes of her music.
Let’s begin with the “Rolling in the Deep” singer, who has accomplished a rare feat here of having eleven non-consecutive weeks at #1 with the same album — the last time this happened was back in 2007, and the album being discussed then was none other than “Fearless” by Taylor Swift.
Meanwhile, Winehouse’s “Back to Black” sold an impressive 37,000 copies in the few days following her passing, which was enough to allow it to debut at #9 after a gain of over 3,000% from the week before. (Considering that the majority of these sales happened in four out of the seven days the chart considers, this feat is all the more impressive.) Amy’s 2004 debut “Frank” also returned to the chart at #57 after selling 8,000 units.
Are you happy for Adele, and at the same time are you also pleased to see so many embracing Winehouse’s music after the tragedy of this past weekend?