Amy Winehouse Hologram Announcement Sparks Unhappy Fans
Legendary pop star, Amy Winehouse always had an unorthodox style when singing. She was known for her deep, expressive, contralto vocals with jazz, soul, pop, and R&B influences.
Throughout her exciting career, she had won three Ivor Novello awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, which included Best Contemporary Song for “Stronger Than Me” in 2004, Best Contemporary Song for “Rehab" in 2007, and Best Song Musically & Lyrically for “Love is A Losing Game” in 2008. In 2007, she also won a Brit Award for Best British Female Artist and was nominated for Best British Album for “Back to Black" which was released in late 2006.
However, in more recent news, Winehouse fans are in an uproar after hearing the hectic news that there will be a three-year world tour featuring a Winehouse hologram.
There is a general fear that it can tarnish her legacy.
Amy died from alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, and expressed in her song “Rehab” about her refusal to go to rehab from a drug addiction with the memorable lyrics, “They tried to make me go to rehab. I said, ‘No, no, no.’ But when I come back, you’ll know, know, know.”
Obviously, she had her battles with drug addiction and did decided to go to rehab in the past, even against her public refusal.
Some fans go as far as saying that the media is to blame for her death by ridiculing her throughout her struggles (from tabloids, parodies, paparazzi, etc.).
Back to the hologram... Why are fans upset?
Fans who truly value her music are upset that the media who bashed her during her career will continue to do so through this new hologram tour.
One would think that Winehouse’s fans would be delighted to hear about a hologram tour to get a chance to experience how it must’ve felt in her active years at performing at a live concert, especially the younger generation.
Mitch Winehouse, her father, respectfully, shared a tweet on Twitter that, “All proceeds of the tour, starting in late 2019, will go to Winehouse's Foundation to help even more young people struggling.”
As unfortunate as it is that Amy is no longer with us, fans young and old can admire her life through her music yet again.
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