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Winehouse cracks US album chart
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse was among the performers at the Brit Awards
Singer Amy Winehouse has gone straight into the US chart at seven with her album Back To Black.

Winehouse's second collection of songs sold more than 50,000 copies in its first week of release.

The 23-year-old London-born musician topped the UK charts with the album in December 2006.

James Morrison, who won the Brit Award for best British male, also made his debut in the US chart at number 24 with his album Undiscovered.

Peaked

Another UK act and Brit Award winner, The Fratellis, landed at number 48 on the strength of first week sales of their album Costello Music.

The Scottish band won the Brit for best British newcomer, overcoming competition from The Kooks, Lily Allen, James Morrison and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Bailey Rae has seen her album slip from 15 to 20, while Allen's Alright, Still has climbed six places to 33, while it peaked at number 20 during its seven weeks on the countdown to date.

Winehouse recently performed at the South by South West music festival in Texas, appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, and performed at gigs in New York and Los Angeles.


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