Amy Winehouse on Anniversary of Death
My Nguyen July 25, 2012
Monday (7/23) marked the one-year anniversary since Amy Winehouse’s death. The UK artist, who continues to make an impact with her music on today’s pop charts, was remembered yesterday for her powerful contributions to the music world. The singer’s 2007 Back to Black album, a multi-platinum effort that won her five Grammy Awards, was a ground-breaking record that texturally captured the soulful dynamics of the genre. Winehouse helped usher in the UK’s R&B and soul movement, and her legacy continues on today.
According to the Associated Press, who talked with her father, Mitch Winehouse, fans can expect there to be more of Amy’s music on the horizon: “We’re working with (music producers) Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson to see what they’ve got. But we have to be mindful; we don’t want to put anything out that could be damaging. It wouldn’t be right for Amy’s fans.”
Mitch, who published a memoir, titled, Amy, My Daughter, in lieu of his relationship and memories of his daughter, released this summer, also gave details about a possible film in the future, featuring the songstress’ life.
“Whatever we do we have to make sure it’s done in good taste,” he said. “We don’t want a sensationalized movie going out, you know, but equally there’s no point in sort of massaging the fact that Amy was an alcoholic and drug addict; no point in pretending that didn’t happen.”
Amy’s name continues to touch lives to this day. The Winehouse family has raised more than $1 million in funds to assist various charities in the UK and in the US. Proceeds were mostly funded by Amy’s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures and from Mitch Winehouse’s memoir about his daughter.
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