Amy Winehouse's latest album Lioness: Hidden Treasures is topping the U.K., but who is benefiting from all her posthumous success?
To set the record straight, it is NOT Blake Fielder-Civil, her ex-husband who introduced her to all sorts of drugs. Thankfully, the late musician rewrote her will shortly after divorcing him and left her estate to her family.
As we mentioned before, they have made the very generous decision to donate a portion of her latest album's sales to children in need through the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
A recent tweet from her father, Mitch Winehouse, revealed that £1 will be donated for every unit sold. The family hopes to give a total of £500,000 (or $780,000) to various charities in the foundation's first year.
After visiting London's Little Havens Children's Hospice east and making their first donation of $15,600, Mitch said in a statement:
"We want to go and visit people because people loved Amy, the children loved Amy. I would say this is what we do for a living but we don't get paid to do it. Amy's left us in the fortunate position where we don't have to worry about going to work like we had to, as long as we're sensible and careful, but all of our efforts are now channeled into the foundation."
We're so happy to hear that the money from all of Amy's hard work is going to the people she would like it to go to!
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