Late Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse‘s record label, Universal Music Group, has issued a statement on the 27 year-old’s unexpected death over the weekend.
In addition to UMG’s statement, the singer’s album sales have reportedly soared since her Saturday (July 23) passing.
Universal Music Group issued the following statement today following the death of Amy Winehouse: “We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist, performer and friend. Our prayers go out to Amy’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.” At the moment, she is dominating the front page of iTunes, with Back to Black at #1, and her first album, Frank, at #6. Below one of her finest moments and a prophetically sad memorial. (HITS Daily Double)
The late singer’s final public appearance was last Wednesday (July 20) in London.
Amy Winehouse’s last public appearance came three days before her death, when she appeared on stage with Dionne Bromfield at the iTunes Festival. In a surprise appearance at the Roundhouse, Camden, on Wednesday evening, Winehouse joined her god-daughter onstage for a rendition of ‘Mama Said’. Winehouse danced on stage and urged the audience to buy Bromfield’s album before leaving. (Telegraph UK)
Reports of Winehouse’s death hit the Internet this weekend.
Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London. The Back To Black singer was found at the property by emergency services at 3.54pm. Her death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ by police. Winehouse was apparently ‘beyond help’ when paramedics arrived, according to Sky sources. Sources have also claimed Winehouse’s death was due to a drug overdose. (Daily Mail UK)
Although she dropped her Frank debut in the early 2000’s, Winehouse’s claim to fame came courtesy of 2007’s platinum-selling Back to Black.
One month after Winehouse won Best Female Artist at the Brit Awards in February 2007, Universal released Back to Black in the U.S. The LP charted higher than any other American debut by a British female recording artist before it, and it remained in the Top Ten for several months, selling a million copies by the end of that summer. Just as in the U.K., she became the talk of the town, landing on the covers of Rolling Stone and Spin magazines. Not long afterward, though, Winehouse canceled her North American tour. Early reports revealed that she was entering rehab for alcohol and drug addiction, but her new management denied the claims, stating it was due to severe exhaustion. (All Music)
Check out Amy Winehouse’s last public appearance below: