Amy Winehouse Makes U.S. Chart History
New York, NY, -- Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black has been wholeheartedly embraced by U.S. music fans, entering The Billboard Hot 200 chart at a lofty #7, making her the highest debuting British female artist in the history of the coveted U.S. albums chart. The feat is made all the more remarkable when you consider Amy played her first New York club shows in January of this year. Her recent appearance on The Late Show With David Lettermen, her American broadcast television debut, and two completely sold-out, star-studded New York and LA shows have helped establish the British siren as the hottest new artist in the U.S.
Hailed by Newsweek Magazine as a cross between Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill, Amy recently reached the #1 plateau in England, snagging the coveted Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist. The singer-songwriter’s brassy mix of emotive vocals tinged with 60’s girl-group stylings/sly funk and jazz has fueled songs such as “Rehab,” and “You Know I’m No Good,” toward the top of R&B and Modern Rock Radio playlists, with the sultry singer’s videos quickly becoming staples of VH1 and MTV, as well.
Cited by dozens of critics as one of the best new voices to emerge in 2007, the New York Daily News has called Back To Black a “marvelous debut that would do Etta James proud,” while New Yorker Magazine called Winehouse “a fierce English performer whose voice combines the smoky depths of a jazz chanteuse with the heated passion of a soul singer.” Back To Black was produced by street-smart production gurus Mark Ronson (Christina Aguilera) and Salaam Remi (Fugees). Among her upcoming performances is The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (April 24), as well as the much anticipated show at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA (April 27).