Universal Music Group debuted a trailer of an Amy Winehouse documentary at the company’s pre-Grammy brunch on Saturday. The mini-trailer featured and a video and photos of the late singer. Audio from a Winehouse interview was also played where she talked about becoming famous. Universal Music’s UK CEO said this was not the trailer that will be released to the public, but the official trailer will hopefully be released in March. David Joseph, Universal UK CEO and Chairman, told the media they decided to debut the trailer the week of the Grammys to celebrate Winehouse’s 2008 Grammy wins. In 2008, the singer won five Grammy Awards including Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album (Back to Black), Record of the Year (“Rehab“), Song of the Year (“Rehab”), and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (“Rehab”).
David Joseph said the documentary would be in theaters in July or September of this year. “About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her, her career, and her life. It’s a very complicated and tender movie,” the CEO said. Joseph continued, “It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, and addiction. But most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius.” Winehouse’s Back to Black album was released in 2006, and it produced five Billboard charting singles including “Rehab,” “You Know I’m No Good,” “Back to Black,” “Tears Dry on Their Own,” and “Love is a Losing Game.” To date, the album has sold over twenty million copies worldwide. In 2011, Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning at the young age of 27 years old.
Sam Smith was at Universal Music Group’s pre-Grammy brunch. Smith performed “Nirvana” and “Stay With Me” at the event. The singer was one of the top nominees with six Grammy Award nominations. Last night, Smith walked away with three wins in Grammy’s major categories. The soul singer won Best New Artist, Song of the Year (“Stay With Me”), and Record of the Year (“Stay With Me”). Iggy Azalea also made an appearance at UMG’s event, and she performed her hit single “Fancy.” The rapper was nominated for four Grammy awards last night, but she did not win any awards at this year’s show.