8 ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ – Amy Winehouse
Filthy-mouthed but down-to-earth diva, Amy Winehouse had always been the subject of controversies throughout much of her life. She enjoyed her youth with a plethora of nominations and accolades before health problems took her in 2011. Lioness: Hidden Treasures is her one last goodbye. The compilation album features unreleased songs, covers, and demo and aids the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
7 ‘Dreaming of You’ – Selena
After she died in 1995, Selena made history as the first singer to have a predominantly Spanish-language album to debut atop the US Billboard 200. Dreaming of You, her fifth and final record, elevated Selena to a whole new audience and nailed her an Album of the Year award at the 1996 Tejano Music Awards and Female Pop Album of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
6 ‘Closer’ – Joy Division
Flashback to the 1970s and 1980s, Salford-based rock band Joy Division was one of the front-runners of the British Invasion cultural phenomenon. Unfortunately, as their vocalist, Ian Curtis, fell into a crumble of depression and a failing marriage, the band had lost its leader. Closer, the band’s sophomore and final album before its disbandment, celebrates the life of the late vocalist and the seminal release of the post-punk era.