Grammy Museum Preps Instagram Live Event to Honor Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse and her mother are seen on big screen live from London as she reacts to being awarded Record of The Year at the 50th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2008.

In January, the Museum opened an exhibit, "Beyond Black — The Style Of Amy Winehouse," which was supposed to run through April 2020.

The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles will host an Instagram Live event focused on Amy Winehouse on Thursday (April 30), which is the 13th anniversary of the release of the neo-soul singer's single "Back to Black."

Pop singer-songwriter JoJo will discuss how Winehouse was a major musical influence on her, and Winehouse's stylist Naomi Parry and her friend Catriona Gourlay will also participate. Music journalist Eve Barlow will host the event.

In January, the Museum opened an exhibit, Beyond Black — The Style Of Amy Winehouse, which was supposed to run through April 2020. Since the Museum had to close its doors in March due to COVID-19, there will be a virtual exhibit, which will be made available on the Museum's website on Friday (May 1).

The exhibit was designed to be a retrospective of Winehouse's career, her influences, her fashion moments, and how she left an indelible mark on music, fashion and pop culture. The exhibit includes never-before-seen handwritten lyrics and journal entries.

Winehouse released just two studio albums before her death in July 2011 at age 27. She won five Grammys for her sophomore album, Back to Black, at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2008. This allowed her to tie the then-record for most Grammys won in one night by a female artist. Lauryn Hill had first set that record at the awards for 1998. The record was tied by Alicia Keys (2001), Norah Jones (2002), Beyoncé (2003), Winehouse and Alison Krauss (2008) before Beyoncé set a new record (six Grammys in one night) at the 2009 awards. (Adele tied that mark two years later.)

Winehouse performed two songs from the album -- "You Know I'm No Good" and "Rehab" -- on that Grammy telecast, though only via satellite from a London studio. She received a visa to enter the U.S. too late to perform on the stage at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Winehouse won a sixth Grammy posthumously. She and Tony Bennett shared the 2011 award for best pop duo/group performance for their recording of the standard "Body and Soul" from his album Duets II. The award was announced at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012 – seven months after Winehouse's death.

At the 2015 awards, Amy, a film about her life, won a Grammy best music film, but that award went to the director, Asif Kapadia, and producer, James Gay-Rees, not to Winehouse.

The Instagram Live event will be Thursday, April 30 from 5–6:00 p.m. EST. The Beyond Black — The Style Of Amy Winehouse virtual exhibit will go live on the Museum's website on Friday (May 1).

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