Amy Winehouse
12.14.2011 Uncategorized

Amy Winehouse’s ‘Lioness’ Roars Onto Charts

Amy Winehouse makes a triumphant return to the charts. The late singer’s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures debuts in the top 5 this week.

The collection of previously unreleased recordings from Winehouse enters at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with 114,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It also becomes her highest-debuting album ever. The soulstress’ breakthrough Back to Black initially debuted at No. 7, later peaking at No. 2 following her multiple Grammy wins.

Rounding out the top 4 are Michael Buble’s Christmas (479,000), The Black Keys’ El Camino (206,000), Adele’s 21 (187,000), and Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe (158,000).

Elsewhere, The Roots’ critically-acclaimed set undun comes in at No. 17 (48,000), Robin Thicke’s fifth LP Love After War claims the No. 22 spot (41,000), and T-Pain’s rEVOLVEr shoots in at No. 28 (34,000).