BBC Announces New Amy Winehouse Documentary Told From Her Mother’s Perspective
BBC has announced an upcoming documentary about the late Amy Winehouse titled, Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On to mark the tenth anniversary of her tragic death at just 27 years old. This documentary will be told through Winehouse’s mother, Janis. Her mother will be sharing the Amy the world never got to know, the daughter that she brought up. Janis had written a book about her beloved daughter in 2014 titled Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story. A year later, the Oscar-winning film Amy had been released. Just six years later, this new documentary will be making its way into the world, and it is more pressing now than ever for Janis to tell her story, as she is bravely facing multiple sclerosis, a deteriorating disease that is affecting her memory.
The documentary will be primarily told through Janis. Friends and family of the late singer will also make an appearance in the documentary. Winehouse exploded into the music scene when her 2006 album, Back to Black had been released. Back to Black gained critical acclaim and took home a whopping 5 Grammy Awards in 2008. Winehouse took home Best New Artist, Record and Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Vocal Performance. Through these accolades, Winehouse quickly established herself as one of music’s best in blues, jazz, pop, and R&B soul.
Thank you for all your kind comments on the forthcoming documentary, there is a big furry thing above my head capturing amy’s story! love Janis xxx pic.twitter.com/UZRiK3Iz0S— Janis H Winehouse (@JanisWinehouse) March 31, 2021
i think it’s the perfect time of the year to remind you about amy winehouse reaction when she won her 5th grammy award back in 2008, she broke the record & till this day is one of the leading females with the most #grammys won in one night (5) pic.twitter.com/S69DchNmgM— tom on crack (@theamyjade) January 26, 2020
Winehouse worked with her all-time favorite artist, jazz legend, Tony Bennett. The duo recorded the song “Body and Soul,” which would take home the Grammy award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group in 2012. Winehouse had been awarded posthumously.
AMY WINEHOUSE & TONY BENNETT— M. (@MatyldaStein) April 11, 2017
📷 Dave M Bennett/Getty / pic.twitter.com/E40gzMJ2ze
Amy Winehouse had died of alcohol toxicity on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27. Despite her short time here on Earth, she was still able to cultivate a legacy through her beautiful, life-changing music. To celebrate Amy’s life, listen to Back to Black on Spotify or Apple Music. For further insight into her life, watch the Oscar-winning film, Amy on Hulu.