Death, it seems, can be good for record sales for some musicians. Amy Winehouse died Saturday, July 23, and since then sales of her albums have soared. According to Billboard.com, the singer’s second album, “Back to Black,” is back on the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 9. Her first album, “Frank,” is also back on the coveted list at No. 57. Why the sudden rise?
A huge surge of public interest seems to accompany certain artists' deaths, most likely propelled by new mention of their most noteworthy music, or music yet to be released. Buying the deceased's music seems not only a way to educate yourself on why the artist was important, but a way of paying homage to the musician's person and craft.
Nirvana (Kurt Cobain)
The Notorious B.I.G.
Did you become a posthumous fan of anyone on this list?