Artists Like Amy Winehouse (similar music you're guaranteed to love!)

21 Artists Like Amy Winehouse (similar music you’re guaranteed to love!)

There will only ever be 1 Amy Winehouse. Who can ever forget her “Back To Black” album? If you’re missing Amy Winehouse’s sound and want to fill the void left by her passing, keep reading. We have found 21 artists like Amy Winehouse for your musical enjoyment.

Adele

Adele started singing when she was 4 years old. She spent most of her youth in South London and her song “Hometown Glory” is all about her memories of West Norwood. She attended the Brit School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon and was classmates with Leona Lewis and Jesse J. She has released 4 studio albums so far and won numerous awards.

Erykah Badu

Erica Abi Wright, better known as Erykah Badu is an American singer/songwriter, actress and record producer. Often referred to as the “Queen of Neo Soul” She has released 5 studio albums, 1 live album, 2 mixtapes and several singles.

Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Jacqueline Bailey Rae is an English singer/songwriter from Leeds. In February 2006 she became the 4th female British act in history to have her 1st album debut at number 1. She has released 3 studio albums and won numerous awards including 2 Grammy Awards.

Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart is an American singer/songwriter from New York City. She is the youngest daughter of the actor Brandon Maggart and has released 5 studio albums and won numerous awards and accolades.

Etta James 

Etta James started her career in 1954 with such songs as “I’d Rather Go Blind”, “At Last” and “Tell Mama”. She received a number of awards including; Grammy’s and Blues Music Awards. 

Lily Allen

Lily Rose Beatrice Allen is an English singer/songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. She began her musical career after uploading some of her vocal recordings to Myspace in 2005. This resulted in airplay on BBC Radio 1 and a contract with Regal Recordings. 

Nina Simone

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known as Nina Simone was an American singer/songwriter, musician and civil rights campaigner. She released numerous albums with one of her most famous songs “My Baby Just Cares For Me”  earning more than a million dollars in royalties. She never received a penny as she had sold her rights to the album for $3,000 in 1959.

Alessia Cara

Alessia Caracciolo, better known as Alessia Cara is a Canadian singer/songwriter from Brampton, Ontario. At the age of 13 she started posting covers of songs she performed on youtube. She eventually signed a recording deal and released her debut single “Here” which reached number 19 on the Canadian charts. She has released 4 studio albums and appeared in numerous TV shows.

Duffy

Aimee Anne Duffy released her debut album “Rockferry” in 2008. It became the best selling album in the UK in 2008. She has released 2 studio albums and won numerous awards including Brits and Grammys.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer/songwriter and musician. Often referred to as the “Queen Of Soul”, she released almost 40 studio albums. She also appeared in a number of films including both “Blues Brothers” films and many documentary films.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is not only a singer/songwriter and actress, she is also a classically trained pianist. She has released 8 studio albums and appeared in several films including “The Secret Life Of Bees” and “Smokin’ Aces”.

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe Robinson is an American singer/songwriter, rapper, actress and author. She has won an MTV Video Music Award and the ASCAP Vanguard Award. She has released 3 studio albums and several EPs.

Sade 

Helen Folasade Adu, better known as Sade is a Nigerian born British singer/songwriter and actress. She is one of the most successful British female singers of all time and her influence on contemporary music was recognised with an award of the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2002. She has released 6 studio albums in total so far.

Lauryn Hill 

Lauryn Noelle Hill is an American singer/songwriter, rapper and actress. She is credited with bringing hip hop and neo soul to popular music. Her debut solo album “ The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” became one of the best selling albums of all time. She was also a member of “Fugees” a hip hop group formed in the early 1990s.

Wild Child

Wild Child are an American indie pop group from Austin, Texas. They have released 4 albums and 3 stand alone singles and won several awards. Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins met whilst touring as back-up musicians for a Danish indie act called “The Migrant”. They started writing songs together and then decided to form their own band.

Whitney Houston

Known as “The Voice”, Whitney Houston was one of the best selling music artists of all time with record sales in excess of 200 million worldwide. She was known for her powerful, soulful vocals and her improvisational skills. She is the only artist to have had 7 consecutive number 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Jessie Ware

Jessica Lois Ware is an English singer/songwriter and podcaster from London. Her debut album “Devotion” got to number 5 on the UK album chart and she has released 4 studio albums so far.

Solange

Solange Piaget Knowles is an American singer/songwriter, actress and performance artist from Houston, Texas. She is the younger sister of Beyoncé Knowles and was 16 when she released her 1st studio album “Solo Star” in 2002. She has released 4 studio albums and appeared in many TV shows and films.

Estelle

Estelle Fanta Swaray is a British singer/songwriter and actress from West London. She has collaborated with several artists including Kanye West, Will.i.am,  Rick Ross and Chris Brown. She has released 5 studio albums and appeared on several TV shows, films and video games.

Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, actress, model and dancer. Often called the “Princess of R&B” and the “Queen of Urban Pop” She released 4 studio albums and 2 compilation albums and appeared in numerous TV shows and films.

Joss Stone 

Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known as Joss Stone is an English singer/songwriter and actress from Dover, Kent. She has released 8 studio albums and appeared in several TV shows and films. She has also won numerous awards including 2 Brits and 1 Grammy.

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