The Amy Winehouse documentary trailer has debuted online. The one-minute and a half long trailer features Winehouse speaking about her projected music career, for which the singer revealed she didn’t think she would be able to handle being famous. “I don’t think I’m gonna be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad,” the late singer stated. Little did Winehouse know that her eight-year career would make such a big impact in music. At the young age of 27, Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning in 2011. The Asif Kapadia-directed documentary is expected to be released in the United Kingdom on July 3rd.
The Winehouse documentary first premiered during the week of the Grammy Awards at Universal Music Group’s pre-Grammy brunch. David Joseph (Universal Music’s UK CEO) said the trailer that premiered at the brunch would not be the same trailer that just debuted online, although it now seems the trailers are the same. The purpose of debuting Winehouse’s documentary was to commemorate the pop singer’s Grammy Awards wins in 2008. Winehouse won five Grammys on that legendary night including the award for Best New Artist, and her song “Rehab” won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Winehouse’s album Back to Black was awarded Best Pop Vocal Album.
Winehouse’s Back to Black album was released nine years ago. The project reached the top of the music charts in the UK, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Norway, New Zealand, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Germany, France, Europe, Denmark, Croatia, Belgium, and Austria. Back to Black produced five hit singles that impacted music charts all over the globe. “Rehab,” “You Know I’m No Good,” “Back to Black,” “Tears Dry on Their Own,” and “Love is a Losing Game” were all released from the platinum-certified project. Back to Black has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and over 3 million copies have been sold in the UK. Back to Black was the best-selling album in the UK, until Adele’s 21 surpassed the project last month.
Amy Winehouse’s legacy was cemented in stone when a memorial statue was sculpted in honor in Camden, London. The life-sized Winehouse statue was sculpted by Scott Eaton, who says the statue represents the singer’s strength and attitude. Winehouse’s fans came from all over the world in order to see the unveiling of the statue, which took place last year on the singer’s 31st birthday.
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