She has an amazing voice and she formed her band with both hands. There's something addictive about the special sound of her singing along with her music... Amy Lee was born on December 13, 1981.
= She was born in California and currently has two sisters, Carrie and Lori. She had a younger sister, who died at age 3 from an unknown illness, and a brother named Robby, who died in 2018 as a result of severe epilepsy.
= She lived in many places in the United States, graduated from a private high school, and even started studying music at a university in Tennessee, but retired to focus on her new band.
= She formed her career band, "Evanescence", in 1995 together with guitarist and musician Ben Moody, whom she had met at a summer camp a year earlier.
= For those who are wondering, the name of the band means "disappearance", "faded".
= The two started performing and recorded three EPs: "Evanescence EP", "Sound Asleep EP", and "Mystery EP". Their first full-length demo album was "Origin" and was released in 2000.
= After some people from the record company "The Wind Up" listened to the song "My Immortal" they decided to sign the band. Amy and Ben got an apartment in Los Angeles with a rehearsal room, a gym subscription, acting lessons, and sound development.
= After almost two years, the record company hired producer Dave Fortman to produce the debut album, but not before forcing Amy to add a full-time "male" singer! Amy, who of course vehemently objected, eventually decided to allow the company to share a singer on the first single from the album, "Bring Me to Life."
= In 2003 came out the band's debut album, which is called "Fallen". The two have added their music buddies from the beginning: John LeCompt, Rocky Gray, and Will Boyd. This is the band's breakthrough album which was an international success, staying 48 weeks on the Billboard charts and awarding the band two Grammy Awards.
= After touring to promote the album, Ben decided to leave the band due to a lack of musical agreement with Amy, who wanted to go more in the creative/experimental direction and he aimed more in the poppy / commercial direction.
= In 2004 Amy recorded one of her (first) famous collaborations with her then partner Shaun Morgan, the singer of "Seether": the song "Broken".
= Amy wrote the song "Call Me When You're Sober" on the breakup with Shaun due to his addiction to drugs.
= After several other changes in the band, in 2006 the band's second album, "The Open Door" was released. The album won first place on the "Billboard 200" chart and continued the success of the first album.
= With the release of the album, the band went on a world tour and took part in major festivals, including the famous "Korn" tour called "Family Values Tour". She finished the tour on June 26, 2007, in Raanana, Israel.
= In the same year, Amy took on the role of American chairwoman of the international organization "Out of the Shadows", which deals with education on the subject of epilepsy.
= Another amazing performance by Amy was with the band "Korn" as part of the show "MTV Unplugged", which took place in 2007. In the show, Amy sang with the band the song "Freak on a Leash".
= After further changes in the band and a lot of delays during the recording and production, in October 2011 the band's third album was released, which bears the band's name. This album was also a resounding success, capturing first place in the "Billboard 200" chart and also leading the charts in 20 more countries.
= In 2014, Amy sued The Wind Up for failing to pay royalties of $ 1.5 million.
= In 2016, Amy released an EP of cover versions, consisting of four songs covering songs from: "U2", "Led Zeppelin", "Portishead" and Chris Isaac.
= In the same year, Amy released a children's music album called "Dream Too Much". The album included 12 songs three of which were cover versions. The original idea was to create an album of 4-3 songs inspired by Amy's experiences as a mother, but "Amazon" liked the idea and asked her to create a full album.
= In 2017, after a three-year hiatus, the band released their fourth album, "Synthesis". Aside from two new songs, the album featured performances of songs from previous albums with an orchestra. Amy wanted to undress all her songs and re-dress them with strings, piano, and other various instruments.
= The band's fifth album, "The Bitter Truth", was released in March 2021. To date, three singles have been released: "Wasted on You", "The Game Is Over" and "Use My Voice".
= Amy has recorded soundtracks for several films, including the album "Aftermath" created especially for the movie "War Story" which was released in 2014, the soundtrack for the movie "Indigo Gray: The Passage" released in 2015, the soundtrack for the movie "I Am Her" from 2016 and soundtrack for the movie "Blind "Released in 2017.
= Another beautiful collaboration was released in 2020 for "EP Reimagined" by the band "Halestorm" where Amy collaborated with Lzzy Hale on the song "Break In".
= Another collaboration we loved this year was with BMTH in the song "One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March Towards Your Death".
= In December 2022 the debut album "Fallen" received the "diamond" title. This is a title of the RIAA delegation that is awarded to albums that have sold over 10 million units in the USA!!! A crazy number that has been awarded to a very limited number of legendary rock and metal albums in the USA. In itself, this is an amazing title and achievement but it takes on a much greater meaning in today's era where streaming platforms dominate rather than purchasing physical albums.