07 Feb Celebrating 15 Years of Amy Winehouse’s Iconic “Back to Black” Album in Style
In October 2021, Amy Winehouse’s iconic album “Back to Black” turned 15 years old. The work and life of the singer, who died in 2011, was commemorated with a stylish anniversary in her home town, Camden, London.
The mark the 15th anniversary of one of her most loved and celebrated albums, she was honoured with a giant inflatable black heart with her signature by Megaflatables. The 20-foot-high heart stood next to Amy’s portrait on a shop front in the part of London she called home until her death.
‘Back To Black’: An Iconic Success in The UK’s Music Industry
At the 2008 Grammy Awards, Back to Black won Best Pop Vocal Album and was also nominated for Album of the Year. At the same ceremony, Amy succeeded with flying colours as she won four additional awards, tying her with five other artists as the second-most awarded female in a single ceremony.
In 2007, the album was nominated at the 2007 Brit Awards for MasterCard British Album and was shortlisted for the 2007 Mercury Prize.
Amy’s album ‘Back to Black’ has sold 3.58 million copies in the UK alone, making it the UK’s second best-selling album of the 21st century so far. Worldwide, it has sold over 16 million copies.
It made a HUGE comeback after Amy’s tragic death in 2011.
Featuring Interviews From The Biggest Artists to Mark the Anniversary:
The ceremony included interviews with artists inspired by the singer such as Yungblud. In part of his interview, he said, “when I first heard Back to Black, I remember it completely changed my entire thinking process and my entire identity, giving me confidence that I was definitely myself.”
Mahalia added: “She was always really special to me and someone I always looked up to and someone that I wanted to be just like.”
What Did the Black Heart Symbolise?
Back To Black was Amy’s second studio album, and one of her most famous. Inspired by her chaotic relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil, it reached number one in January 2007. Including some of her most loved hits such as, ‘Rehab’, ‘Tears Dry on Their Own’ and ‘Love is a Losing Game’.
The inflatable heart was customised with Amy’s personal signature. According to a release, it was said to “represent the love” that Amy “poured into the making of Back to Black and its emotional connection in the hearts of music fans across the world.
With the tragedy of her death in July 2011 at the age of 27 due to alcoholism at her home in Camden, fans gathered at the home, leaving gestures of love and compliments to the artist. The outpour of love among fans goes to show the impactful mark her music had on those who fondly listened.
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