winehouse
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Music, People
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Photo: AmyWinehouse.com

A collection of self penned original songs and covers from the late Amy Winehouse has rocketed to number one in the U.K. – with nearly 200,000 copies sold.

The posthumous release, titled “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”, comes almost five months after her tragic death from alcohol poisoning. ”It’s such amazing news that Amy’s album has gone to No. 1, and just goes to show what she still means to people,” said her mother Janis.

According to sources, profits from the sale of each album will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help those battling addiction. Previous fundraisers have included an auction of the dress worn by the late singer on the cover of her “Back 2 Black” that recently sold for nearly $68,000.

Yesterday, the NY Times reported that Mitch Winehouse has signed a deal with HarperCollins to write a memoir about his daughter. Like everything above, all profits will benefit Amy’s foundation.

“It is the mission of the Foundation to assist as many of those affected as possible by supporting and funding identi?ed and reputable charitable organisations that tirelessly carry out remarkable and professional work in these areas,” the site reads. “This work will not only make a signi?cant and positive difference for those it supports, but will also pay tribute to Amy’s remarkable life, talent and beautiful spirit.”

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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