Amy Winehouse Honoured With BRIT Billion Trophy

Her parents collect the award on her behalf...

The music of Amy Winehouse has been honoured by the BRIT Billion Award.

The trophy was inaugurated by the BPI, the representative voice for the UK’s world leading record
labels and music companies. Each one honours a specific artist, someone whose catalogue has exceeded one billion global streams.

Only a handful of artists have achieved this feat, with Amy Winehouse becoming the latest beneficiary. The late singer’s parents Mitch and Janis picked up the award, commenting:

“We of course wish that Amy was here today accepting this award in person, but it’s amazing that she is still winning awards for her incredible talent and achievements. It’s wonderful that her music is being discovered by new audiences of young people who love it just as much as her contemporaries. We are so proud of Amy. Thank you.”

New biopic Back To Black has provided another boost for the Amy Winehouse catalogue. Her most-streamed song in the UK is her 2006 single ‘Back To Black’, the title song of her second album – it has gained more than 150 million streams.

On its release, it went platinum twice over, and peaked at No. 8 on the Official Singles Chart. ‘Back To Black’ is closely followed by ‘Valerie’ – the Zutons indie staple that Amy made her own, alongside producer Mark Ronson.

Re-visit our take on the very best Amy Winehouse songs in this archive piece.

Photo Credit: Universal Music Recordings

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