Winehouse’’s gig at 2008 Grammy Awards gets creative business honour

January 15th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Amy Winehouse

Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Troubled singer Amy Winehouse has been honoured for her performance at the Grammy Awards last February.

Her show has been nominated as part of Britain’’s Creativity + Business International Network’’s 2008 review, by Universal Music Group, the Rehab hitmaker’’s record label.

Winehouse was due to perform in the US, but because of her 2007 for possession of cannabis in Norway, she was denied a visa and performed her hits You Know I”m No Good and Rehab via satellite from London.

Universal boss Lucian Grange said that the singer’’s talents were worthy of the honour, which had been set up to focus on the UK’’s creative economy, produced through the art and entertainment industries.

Ive nominated her because she’’s an example of what I feel is great British talent, both as a songwriter as well as a performer, Contactmusic quoted Grange as saying.

Unique artists so often pay a steep personal price for their gift. Creativity burns bright and dark; there are shadows, there is conflict. When she’’s at her best, Amy Winehouse conquers the demons, he added. (ANI)

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