Late singer Eva Cassidy has scored a gold record in the U.K. and sold more than 3.5 million albums - 12 years after her death. The star's latest LP, Somewhere, has shifted 100,000 copies in Britain, rising to number four on the U.K. album charts.

Although she only released one LP in her lifetime, another 10 discs featuring Cassidy - including compilations and live shows - have hit shelves since her death.

And her overall sales figures in the U.K. have now topped 3.5 million.

Singer Katie Melua says, "Eva Cassidy is one of the greatest voices of our generation. The way she used understatement is inspiring and she had a rare ability to completely re-interpret a song, bringing new emotion to it and delivering an incredibly powerful performance."

Cassidy died from cancer in 1996 at the age of 33.