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The Week in Music: Amy Winehouse's Tragic Death, Plus New Releases From Joss Stone, Kelly Rowland

 

FOX 411's Playlist begins with the tragic news that rocked the music work this week; the sudden death of Amy Winehouse

The troubled singer is the latest addition to the so-called "27 Club" after she was found dead in her London home last Saturday. The cause of death is unknown as the autopsy performed Monday proved inconclusive. Toxicology results are expected in two to four weeks.

The soul-jazz musician's battle with drugs and alcohol made her a tabloid target, which, at times, shadowed her music career. But this week her music made a comeback. Winehouse's 'Back to Black' re-entered the Billboard 200 at number 9 and according to Neilson Soundscan, her U.S. digital track sales increased 2000 percent over the last week. Winehouse spokesman Chris Goodman commented that "plenty" of material was left behind by the artist, but says no decision has been made on a posthumous album.

Moving on to an artist who, in a blog post on her website, credited Amy Winehouse for "paving the way." Adele's album "21" once again is on top of the Billboard 200 for an 11th non-consecutive week. The "Rolling in the Deep" singer is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, according to MTV.com.

Also enjoying the Billboard spotlight, LMFAO partied to their anthem all the way to number one on the pop charts. The Red Hot Chili Peppers take the top spot for rock with their song "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," the lead single off their new album "I'm With You," which is due out on August 30.

In new releases this week, three ladies are vying for the spotlight. The soulful Joss Stone shares "LP1" with music fans. This is the 5th studio album by the English recording star. This newest venture comes a month after two men were arrested outside of her home in an alleged murder attempt.

Singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton also returns with her fourth studio album "Rabbits on the Run."

And last, but certainly not least, ex-Destiny's Child songstress Kelly Rowland follows up "Ms. Kelly" with "Here I Am." The album includes collaborations with heavy-hitters like Lil Wayne.

Also big in music news this week, rock band U2 will be honored as music and movies fuse at the Toronto International Film Festival. The documentary "From the Sky Down" by director Davis Guggenheim pays tribute to the Irish band. This will be the first time in 36 years the festival kicks off with a documentary.

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