Amy Lee on Being a Woman in Music: ‘I Have Fought So Many Fights’

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The Evanescence leader discusses her band’s ‘Synthesis album, and the inspiration behind single “Imperfection.”

Thirty years ago, when metal and hard rock ruled the airwaves, the genre had few female artists in the spotlight. During the ’90s, female-fronted bands like Lacuna Coil, Arch EnemyWithin Temptation and Nightwish started building their careers, but no woman in the scene achieved significant mainstream crossover success.

Then in 2003, Evanescence released its major-label debut, Fallen. Breakout track “Bring Me to Life” introduced the Arkansas quintet’s sound: singer-pianist Amy Lee’s siren vocals paired with crunchy guitars and gothic-flavored atmospheres. To date, the album has sold 8 million copies in the United States alone, according to Nielsen Music.

Lee’s success expanded the opportunities for other rock acts featuring women, and since then, groups like ParamoreThe Pretty Reckless and Halestorm have made their mark. Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen, who cites Evanescence as being her first concert when she was about 10 years old, considers Lee an innovator. Continue reading Amy Lee on Being a Woman in Music: ‘I Have Fought So Many Fights’

<strong>Amy Lee</strong> libera todos los videoclips de <em>“Dream Too Much”</em>

Amy Lee libera todos los videoclips de “Dream Too Much”

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A través de sus redes sociales el viernes (23/12) pasado Amy Lee dio a estrenó el contenido visual completo, que incluye los videoclips animados, de su álbum infantil “Dream Too Much” por medio de la plataforma Amazon Video > http://amzn.to/2ihUF93.

Stream the entire album of animated videos for Dream Too Much NOW with Prime on @AmazonVideo. http://amzn.to/2ihUF93

La artista ganadora del GRAMMY Amy Lee, de Evanescence, trae su album infantil Dream Too Much a la vida en este especial animado de 30 minutos.

Protagonista: Amy Lee
Duración: 27 minutos
Disponible para verlo en dispositivos soportados dentro de U.S. y Puerto Rico.

Para ello también compartió el videoclip animado de “The End of The Book”:

Y Amazon Music compartió en Twitter un adelanto de “Stand By Me”:

How Evanescence’s Best New Artist Win Championed The Outcasts

How Evanescence’s Best New Artist Win Championed The Outcasts

Lead singer Amy Lee on winning the music equivalent of an Olympic gold medal and her Zoolander moment with 50 Cent

(The Recording Academy asked recipients of the Best New Artist GRAMMY to share firsthand accounts of winning one of music’s biggest awards. In this installment, Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee details the band’s win for 2003. The other artists nominated for Best New Artist at the46th GRAMMY Awards were 50 Cent, Fountains Of Wayne, Heather Headley, and Sean Paul.) (As told to Lisa Zhito)

I was definitely hoping [Evanescence] would have a nomination for something, but was shocked when I found out that we were nominated for five [GRAMMYs]. I couldn’t believe it. It was so fun to call my parents and tell them that news, we were all screaming!

See the video in this link > HERE

My music is very much from, for and about the outcasts, the girl in the corner. We’re not the cool kids. So to feel so appreciated on such a huge, respected and historical platform was basically a way better version of Carrie winning prom queen. Without the pig’s blood.

We all thought that 50 Cent was going to win Best New Artist. I think everybody did. When 50 Cent started walking toward the stage in the middle of my acceptance speech, it seemed exactly like that moment in Zoolander where Hansel wins the modeling award but Derek is so sure that he’s going to win he doesn’t notice they called the other guy’s name.

50 walked up, stopped well before reaching us at the podium, walked across the stage in front of us, and went back into the audience. It was so weird! Maybe he was planning to say something and then chickened out, or he did it to win a bet or something. It looked a little like he was trying not to smile. All in all, it just made a crazy moment even crazier.

A GRAMMY is like an Olympic gold medal for musicians. It gives you credibility, respect — dubs you a master of your craft. I think being lifted up by the GRAMMYs has shined a brighter light on us so more people have taken notice of my music, my band. I feel very honored to have been recognized and appreciated that way by other artists, producers [and] professionals in the music industry.

(Amy Lee is a two-time GRAMMY winner as the lead singer of Evanescence. In September Lee released her debut children’s music album, Dream Too Much.)

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