Articles tagged with ‘Back to Black’
Posted on July 25th, 2011 at 8:07 am by
The grief-stricken parents of the late Amy Winehouse visited the scene of their soul singer daughter’s death earlier today.
Fans cheered in support as Mitch leaned across to kiss Amy’s mother Janis in front of hoards of fans that also showed up to pay tribute. One fan said: “It was a ‘heartbreaking moment.”
The mood on the streets of Camden, London was somber as Amy’s army gathered to remember her. Pictures, flowers and even bottles of VODKA lined the pavement outside her home, resembling a shrine for the tragic star who died on Saturday.
Another fans added: “It was so touching when we all saw Mitch lean over to kiss Janis, everyone cheered, I’m sure she [Amy] would be smiling down at them from heaven after seeing that, it would have made her very happy.”
Mitch Winehouse fought back the tears as he thanked Amy’s loyal followers, saying: ”You people in the street, I can’t tell you how much this means to us — it really is making this a lot easier for us.
Amy was about one thing and that was love, her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends and to you guys as well.
We’re devastated and I’m speechless but thanks for coming.”
According to today’s Sun newspaper, the troubled songstress died alone in her bed and could have been dead for up to SIX HOURS.
It was her security guard Andrew Morris who discovered the body, alerting the emergency services after realizing the star wasn’t breathing
Friend and rep for Winehouse, Chris Goodman explained, “She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to sleep and when he [Andrew Morris] went to wake her he found she wasn’t breathing.”
At this stage there is still no official word on how the Back to Black singer died, a post-mortem examination held today was unable to establish a cause, but reports suggest it was a cocktail of hard drinking sessions and pills that eventually lead to Amy’s untimely death.
Posted on July 24th, 2011 at 6:04 am by
The tragic death of soul singer Amy Winehouse on Saturday afternoon has seen her second album Back To Black re-enter the iTunes album chart in 4 territories including the UK, U.S, France and Germany so far.
Sales of Winehouse’s songs had increased by 37 times as fans rushed to download her award winning albums.
According to data from the Official Charts Company, track sales were up 23 times. The recored re-entering the charts almost five years after its release made it to number 59 in the few hours after the singer’s death, it also occupied third spot, with a package comprising “Back to Black” and her 2003 debut “Frank,” while a “Deluxe Edition” of “Back to Black” was at number four.
Official Charts managing director Martin Talbot said: “We would expect an even bigger impact to roll through over the coming days,”
Throughout her career, the British songstress, who was on the Universal Music label, had earned numerous awards including five Grammys, but the success paid a heavy price and Winehouse often found it hard to cope with fame.
She gained public notoriety for substance abuse as the breakthrough smash hit topped the charts when it was released in 2007.
Produced by Mark Ronson, Back to Black is by far one of the greatest recordings of the last 20 years and it’s hardly surprising that people are going ‘back’ to it, as music fans the world over mourn Amy Winehouse’s passing.
Posted on July 23rd, 2011 at 8:39 am by
Troubled pop star Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in Camden, North London, police have confirmed.
The Rehab singer was discovered at around 4PM today (UK time). “On arrival, officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene,” a police statement said.
Nick Buckley of the Sunday Mirror tweeted: “A suspected drug overdose took the life of the singer.”
However, it is not yet known how she died, inquiries are continuing into the circumstances. Sources say that police were said to be treating Winehouse’s tragic death as ‘unexplained’.
The singer’s father Mitch Winehouse declined to comment on rumours of Amy’s death, but is flying back to London from New York now.
Winehouse had battled with drug addiction for years, having most recently checked back into rehab in May.
Other famous singers who died at the same age of 27 include Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, Rolling Stones star Brian Jones, and US rock legend Janis Joplin who Amy was often compared to. All died tragically all the same age of 27 and all coincidentally had drink and
UPDATE: In a press conference in London earlier this evening a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that no cause of death had yet been confirmed, though close sources are saying that Amy died of a suspected overdose.
Posted on April 15th, 2010 at 12:28 pm by
She won’t be far from jail however… The studio is just opposite London’s Pentonville prison, hence the name ’Slammer’. Love that!
The ‘Rehab’ singer hasn’t recorded anything decent for nearly four years now and according to insiders, Amy is ready to bounce back, working on a follow-up to Back To Black right away.
A source told The Sun: “She’s bought her own studio which she can pop into any time inspiration takes hold.”
Can’t wait to hear the results!