When Amy Winehouse passed away earlier this year, she left a number of unfinished songs, which will now be released in a posthumous collection called “Lioness: Hidden Treasures.” These songs are both alternate versions of her previous hits as well as brand new songs. According to CBS News, “the album includesÂ demo version of ‘Wake Up Alone,’ a mellower version of ‘Valerie,’ a new song called ‘Between the Cheats’ and her final studio recording, a duet of ‘Body & Soul’ with Tony Bennett.”
Amy’s father, Mitch, said that the album will be up to the standards of her earlier albums. He stated that had it not been honoring to Amy’s memory the family would not have chosen to release it. The album is being put together by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, two of Amy’s long-time musical partners, inÂ collaborationÂ with the Winehouse family, herÂ managementÂ and record label.
This will be Amy’s third album following “Frank” and Grammy-winning “Back to Black.”
The sudden death of British singer Amy Winehouse at age 27 has sparked a skyrocketing increase in sales of her music. Winehouse, who has battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, was found dead in her London home on Sunday.
More Amy Winehouse albums have reportedly been sold in the past week than sold in the first six months of the year, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Over 50,000 copies have been were sold in the week after the singer’s untimely death.
Amy Winehouse’s breakthrough album, Back to Black, climbed into the #9 position on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with 37,0000 copies sold, the bulk of them as digital downloads.
This was the highest weekly sales for Back to Black since March of 2008, two weeks after the Grammy Awards, at which Winehouse took home five wins.
Winehouse’s debut album, Frank, also saw an increase in sales. Over 7,600 copies of it were sold, 7000 of them as digital downloads. The British singer’s signature song, “Rehab,” scored 34,000 digital downloads for the week, which ended on Sunday. Next week’s report will likely see an even higher total.
The official cause of death for Amy Winehouse has still not been determined. An autopsy on the singer’s body revealed nothing conclusive. Coroner officials are now waiting for toxicology tests to come back, which may take from 2 to 4 weeks.
There are some things a father should just avoid saying about his daughter. Mitch Winehouse managed to violate that rule spectacularly when he recently boasted daughter Amy Winehouse‘s new boobs are awesome.
In an interview on the British TV Show This Morning, Mitch Winehouse suffered an extreme moment of lack of taste by saying his daughter was doing “Fantastic,” and then adding, “Her boobs are great as well.”
Realizing quickly that he himself sounded like a great boob, Winehouse said sheepishly, “I shouldn’t have said that should I?” Um. No.
At least daddy Winehouse said he didn’t pay for his daughter’s new breasts, which would have been even more seriously disturbing. Though he did basically call Amy Winehouse a mooch. “Whenever I see her, she says, ‘Dad can you give me a couple of hundred.’ [But] I didn’t have to pay for the boobs.”
Personally, we don’t agree with Mitch Winehouse and his aberrant opinion of his daughter’s boobs.Â Before the new boobs, Amy Winehouse just usually looked like a wasted crack whore. Now she looks like a wasted crack whore who stole Anna Nicole Smith‘s boobs. Not an improvement. We’d demand a refund.
Drug-n-drunkie Amy Winehouse had a pretty bi-polar reaction to the news that her former hubby, fellow addict Blake Civil-Fielder, has knocked someone up. Wino is back to terrorizing the peaceful island of St. Lucia, where she first assumed Blake’s underage girlfriend, Francesca Morralee, was the mom-to-be. While downing champagne at a resort bar, she started off happily blabbering: “I knew he’d got her pregnant. I had this feeling Blake was having a kid.”
Wrong! Seems that heroin addict Blaaaake has impregnated a fellow junkie! Amy wasn’t thrilled to hear that Blake’s child was conceived IN REHAB with heroin addict Gilleen Morris, 31, not Francesca.
Amy proceeded to lose her tenuous grip. “That better be a mistake or I’ll beat his head in. Oh great, he’s had it with some … I don’t wanna know – don’t tell me any more.”
Then the real show started: Amy began pounding her chest, convulsing and grabbing her stomach in pain. After she downed some Xanax calmed down, she expressed some addled happiness for Blake.
â€œAll I wanna know and all I need to know is that my baby is having a baby. I never talk to him, Iâ€™m never going to see him again but weâ€™re like best friends. I have to cut him out of my life because he has to cut me out… so me and Blake canâ€™t be friends but you know what? Heâ€™s having a kid and that is amazing.â€
Not to be outdone, Amy then declared that she TOO wanted to have a baby. Actually, she wants to have twins. Fortunately, Amy’s years of chemical craziness probably sent her eggs packing long ago. We can only hope.
Amy Winehouse has started recording her third studio album, but her label, Island/Universal Records, reportedly have rejected her new songs, according to The Sun.
“The lyrics are very dark indeed. Everyone understands that Amy is an artist and she must be true to her instincts,” the source further explains to the publication. “In the past, she’s written frequently about broken hearts and boyfriends, but this time round she’s delving into harrowing terrain.”
Because she spent the past few months terrorizing the peaceful island of St. Lucia, Wino has “ditched her trademark vintage soul sound and is now heavily influenced by reggae.” The source adds, “Her bosses don’t think it’s a wise move to change her style so sharply and have told her that.
Amy’s FORGOTTEN her trademark style, fools! She can’t remember what she did yesterday! Maybe Wino’s label should try some Aricept to see if they can jog her memory. Hey, it works for Snarkista’s granny!
Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault with regards to an incident that took place last September. Wino checked into a police station today and was charged with “common assault,” according to BBC News.
Wino is accused of hitting a fan during the End of Summer Ball held in London’s Berkeley Square on September 25th. She will appear on the charge at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court on March 17.
Amy was trashed as usual at the festival, and certainly doesn’t remember anything connected with it. “Did you hit the fan, Amy?” “Er, me s*** is always hittin’ the fan, guvnah. You’ll ‘ave ta be a bit more specific.”
The ball was Amy’s goddaughter’s “singing debut” and Amy ruined the whole thing for the poor kid. The Ball’s dress code was formal…Wino showed up in ratty shorts and, of course, ballet slippers. She head-butted a fan in her crazed haze, and “sang” with her goddaughter while she hung all over the poor little cutie.
Meanwhile, Amy was out partying in London for the first time since she left the extremely grateful island of St. Lucia.
Amy Winehouse’s hubby Blaaaaake was freed from the Big House (again) yesterday and this was news to the Wino. She’s been in her new adopted homeland of St. Lucia when she heard the news. Crackie is upset because she wasn’t the first to know.
A snitch told The Sun,
â€œHearing Blake was out brought lots of emotions back for Amy. She feels like she was the last to know he was getting released and that hurt. She is desperate to see him again and wants to work things out. She still loves him.â€
Dealers all over London are high-fiving! St. Lucia is high-fiving! This is the answer to their prayers. Wino was running off the tourists in St. Lucia, and the crack biz took a huge hit when Amy left for the island. It’s all part of the global economic recovery plan. Thanks, Obama!