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Recording Academy Issues Statement on Death of Grammy Winner Amy Winehouse

Just moments ago, the Recording Academy, which operates the Grammy Awards, issued a statement about the surprising news that soulful British singer Amy Winehouse died today. Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow wrote: “Five-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse was a dynamic performer and musician who seamlessly blended rock, jazz, pop, and soul and created a sound all her own. Her rich, soulful and unique voice reflected her honest songwriting and earned her a devoted fan following, critical acclaim, and the genuine respect and admiration of her musical peers. She will forever be remembered for her immense talent, and her music will live on for generations to come. Our deepest…