Winehouse starts own label

Amy Winehouse has created her own record label to launch her goddaughter’s career.

Amy Winehouse has created her own record label to launch her goddaughter’s career.

The ‘Rehab’ singer is expecting 13-year-old Dionne Bromfield to better her own successes when she releases her first album next month on Amy’s own Lioness Records.

She said: “The first time I heard Dionne sing, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, such an amazing voice from such a young girl. She’s so much better than I was at her age. I’m just so proud of her.

“I’m very lucky to have a record label. I’ve got all these people that I love that are really talented – and Dionne is my number one.”

Amy – who sings backing vocals on Dionne’s album – has a close relationship with the teenager and thinks she can have a long and fantastic career.

She added to Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “She’s a great songwriter and guitarist but I want her to experience life so she can write more.

“Singing songs that are so personal, it’s deep. But she knows what she’s doing. To be honest, when I say Dionne’s like my sister, a lot of the time she’s like my older sister.”

Amy, 26, also revealed she has named her company in honour of her beloved grandma Cynthia, who gave her a lioness pendant before she passed away a few years ago.

She explained: “My nanny was like my best friend. She was the sweetest, strongest, most amazing person I ever met. When I was thinking of what to call the label, I picked up the necklace and knew straight away that I’d call it Lioness in honour of her.”

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