Playlistin': 5 Posthumous Releases From Iconic Artists

With news of the passing of Etta James last week, the music world was deeply moved and celebrated the soul singer's legacy by re-discovering her records. Her passing caused her album sales to spike by 378%, and in the music industry, this comes as no surprise. There have been a number of talented and respected artists that release songs and records posthumously, so we thought we'd honor the memories and music of these talents that we lost too soon. Here are our top 5 posthumous releases from iconic artists:

5. Nirvana (Kurt Cobain: February 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994)



Things have never been so swell / I have never failed to've felt / Pain, pain, pain, pain, pain / You know you're right - "You Know You're Right"

4. 2Pac (June 16, 1971 - September 13, 1996)



I see no changes, wake up in the morning and I ask myself / Is life worth living, should I blast myself? / I'm tired of bein' poor and even worse I'm black / My stomach hurts, so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch - "Changes"

3. Aaliyah (January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001)



You're there now, hold me close / Boy, let's take this overboard now / I want you to / Rock the boat, rock the boat - "Rock The Boat"

2. Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009)



Come on baby just understand / This is it / I can say / I'm the light of your world - "This Is It"

1. Amy Winehouse (September 14th, 1983 - July 23, 2011)



Our dreams are meant to be / Because we'll always stay / In love this way / Our day will come - "Our Day Will Come"