Amy Winehouse

Aug
23
Amy Winehouse Had No Illegal Drugs in Her System at Time of Death

Amy Winehouse

The cause of Amy Winehouse’s death is still uncertain. Toxicology tests have determined that “no illegal substances” were in the “Rehab” singer’s system at the time of her death last month.

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Aug
18
New Music: Tony Bennett f/ Amy Winehouse – ‘Body & Soul’ [Snippet]

Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse’s music lives on. A snippet of “Body & Soul,” the late songstress’ duet with her idol Tony Bennett has surfaced. The eloquent jazz tune, which is billed as her “final recording,” was completed in March at London’s Abbey Road Studios for Bennett’s 85th birthday album Duets II, due September 20.

“Amy was so excited to be working with Tony Bennett and really looking forward to her fans hearing this new recording,” stated her father Mitch Winehouse. “The fact that Amy’s voice is sounding as amazing and beautiful as ever and she is singing with the great Tony Bennett seems the most fitting tribute of all at this very difficult time.”

Proceeds from the track will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was started by Winehouse’s family to help youth charities.

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Aug
11
Nas Remembers Amy Winehouse, Talks Dr. Dre’s ‘Detox’ [Video]

Nas

New York’s own Nas paid a visit to “106 & Park” to promote his new single “Nasty.” During his conversation with host Rocsi Diaz, the rap icon remembered his late friend Amy Winehouse and spoke of reuniting with Dr. Dre.

“She was a genuine person. She was like real,” recalled Nas of the soul songstress, whose song “Me & Mr. Jones” was reportedly written about Nas. “She was struggling with a lot of things in her life, but she was a real artist. She was like a little sister to me. We had the same birthday so she just had this big, big spirit for this little body. I wish she was here today. God bless her soul.”

He also talked briefly about Dr. Dre’s elusive album Detox. “Dre is the king of the gangsta music. I just did something for his new album Detox, so I’m waiting for it,” he revealed. “We got a nice record.”

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Aug
4
Amy Winehouse’s ‘Final Recording’ to Be Released in September

Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Before her untimely passing, Amy Winehouse had been writing material for her third album and had collaborated with the legendary Tony Bennett. Columbia Records will release the pair’s duet, which is being described as her “final recording,” next month with proceeds benefitting charity.

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Jul
28
Mark Ronson Performs ‘Valerie’ in Tribute to Amy Winehouse [Video]

Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse

A day after her funeral, Amy Winehouse’s frequent collaborator Mark Ronson remembered his close friend during a show at Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. Ronson, who produced Winehouse’s Grammy-winning album Back to Black, was joined by the late soulstress’ back-up singers while performing “Valerie,” their collaboration off his Version album.

“The genius in that woman and what she shared with us is pretty special,” Ronson told the crowd. “I’m not going to get all morbid on you. It’s just nice to be playing music to people who like good music. She is my sister, wherever she is.”

He encouraged the audience to sing along. “We want you to sing this shit as loud as you can. … Amy, this is for you.”

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Jul
27
Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ Soars Back Onto Albums Chart

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse’s music lives on. Four days after her tragic death, the soul singer’s sophomore LP has re-entered the top 10 on the albums chart.

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Jul
26
Amy Winehouse Remembered by Family and Friends at Funeral

Mark Ronson

Amy Winehouse’s family and friends gathered to say goodbye to the beloved soul singer. Mourners shared prayers, tears, and laughter at Golders Green Crematorium in London on Tuesday before heading to Southgate Progressive Synagogue for a private funeral that was attended by 300-400 people including the 27-year-old’s mother and father, brother Alex, recent boyfriend Reg Traviss, protégée Dionne Bromfield, and producer Mark Ronson. Kelly Osbourne sported her blonde hair in a beehive in tribute to her friend.

During the “joyful” celebration, Winehouse’s father Mitch spoke about his headstrong daughter. “Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and daddy love you ever so much,” he said at the end of his emotional eulogy. He plans to set up a foundation in her name to help people struggling with addiction.

The Jewish service included prayers in English and Hebrew and concluded with a rendition of Carole King’s “So Far Away,” which father and daughter had often sung together.

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