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Amy Winehouse's album raising thousands for charity

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has told of his pride after the singer's posthumous album raised $224,000 for charity in its first day on sale.

Lioness: Hidden Treasures, a new collection of Winehouse's music, was released on Monday (05Dec11), just months after her shock death in July (11).

A portion of the proceeds from the release is being handed to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up in the singer's memory - and her dad Mitch is delighted to learn of the album's first day sales success.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Just been told. Amy at number 1. 140,000 sold = £140,000 to (the) foundation in one day. Well done baby. My heart is sad but bursting with pride."