Universal Republic Stars, Amy Winehouse and Mika, to Release Special Live DVDs in U.S. November 13

NEW YORK--()--Two of Universal Republic Records brightest stars are releasing special live DVDs this fall, the multi-award winning Amy Winehouse and acclaimed singing sensation Mika. Both DVDs are deluxe packages that will include an array of special features and behind the scenes footage of the two British stars.

Already hailed as one of the decades top live performers, Amy gives us fair warning with the devilishly titled I Told You I Was Trouble. The DVD features as its centerpiece a rollicking and emotive 60 minute concert performance filmed live from Londons 104 year old Sheperds Bush Empire. Mikas offering, Live In Cartoon Motion, captures the star at his show stopping best, thrilling a sold-out audience of 4,000 fans at Frances famed LOlympia venue.

For Amy Winehouse fans, I Told You I Was Trouble also serves up a potpourri of bonus material including a 50 minute film chronicling her incredible rise as one of musics most colorful and acclaimed new voices; never-before-seen early performances; an interview with her father, and other rare, behind the scenes glimpses of the British siren. Showcasing her hit songs from her UK debut release Frank and the international platinum-plus release Back To Black (recently passing the 3 million sales milestone worldwide), the concert from Sheperds Bush features You Know Im No Good, Tears Dry On Their Own, Amys cover of the Zutons Valerie, and her Billboard topping hit Rehab, among others.

Mikas Live In Cartoon Motion marks the first time the energetic stars lively show has been filmed in its entirety. Directed by Matt Askem (David Bowie, Paul Weller,) it captures Mikas flamboyant stage presence, with the star performing most of the songs from his 3 million selling worldwide debut album Life In Cartoon Motion, including Relax, Take It Easy, Big Girl (You Are Beautiful), and the global chart-topping Grace Kelly. Using 10 cameras and shot in high definition, the DVD also features a documentary chronicling Mikas escapades throughout his much heralded world tour, a highly-raved-about romp that the caused San Francisco Chronicle to proclaim the star an incredible showman. Nominated for two MTV Europe Music Awards earlier this week, the tireless star will tour Europe this fall, returning to his native England for a series of live shows in late November and early December.

Emerging almost unanimously as the most highly touted UK singer in years, Amys Back to Black CD has remained a mainstay of the Billboard Top Albums charts since its release 6 months ago. Reaching the #1 plateau in England at the beginning of the year, the mesmerizing artist also possessed the hottest single on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart most of the summer, with her sizzling single Rehab scorching its way up the Top Ten, and nailing the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B singles chart. Back To Black has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide, making it one of the most successful debuts of the year. Among Amys many awards is the coveted Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, a Best Jazz Crossover album Honor at the Ronnie Scotts Jazz Awards, and an Ivor Novello Award (she won her first in 2003) for Rehab in the Best Contemporary song category. Most recently, she received a MOBO Award (Music Of Black Origin) in London, winning as best UK female artist. The singer-songwriters brassy mix of soulful vocals tinged with 60s girl-group stylings/sly funk and jazz has seen her become one of the most critically acclaimed new artists in years, with Rolling Stone and Spin magazine featuring her in dueling cover stories this summer. Amy is currently preparing for a live tour of Europe later this fall.

Contacts

Universal Republic Records
Serena Gallagher, 212-841-8201
serena.gallagher@umusic.com

Contacts

Universal Republic Records
Serena Gallagher, 212-841-8201
serena.gallagher@umusic.com