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Mark Ronson: Amy Winehouse made my career

Mark Ronson has revealed that his work with Amy Winehouse on Back to Black helped his career.
Mark Ronson is thankful to Amy Winehouse
Hit producer Mark Ronson has paid tribute to soul singer Amy Winehouse, crediting her with helping him crossover into commercial and critical success after years in the wilderness.

Speaking to the Observer, Ronson explained how his work on Winehouse's now epic album Back to Black was a seminal moment in his career.

"My survival mechanism has always been not to expect anything. I'd been producing records for 12 years before I met Amy, and I'd been trying so hard to have hits, but without any luck," he said.

"The moment I thought to myself: 'I'm never going to make it. I may as well just make music that I like' is the moment I met Amy – we just created what we and she wanted rather than being concerned about what was on the radio at the time."

It would prove to be perceptive thinking on the part of Winehouse as the album is now viewed as a modern-day classic. It brought her widespread fame and international acclaim.

He told the newspaper that Back to Black is a "once in a lifetime" record that will never be duplicated.

Posted by AWADNFCR-2133-ID-801244114-ADNFCR Posted on 20 Dec 2011 18:29 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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