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Sunday, August 25, 2013
August 25: Scottish songstress, Amy Macdonald, "This is The Life" "Spark," is 26-years-old today.
Born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland, Macdonald is a self taught guitar player teaching herself on her father's acoustic guitar. She first starting performing on stage at 15.
Her debut album, This Is the Life, was released on 30 July 2007 and has sold more than 3 million copies. Her first single, "Poison Prince," was released on 7 May 2007.
Amy has been described as softly spoken but with a booming singing voice. Despite her Scottish origins, her singing voice is described as partly Irish and similar to Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries.
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Her second album, titled A Curious Thing, was released on 8 March 2010. It was preceded by the release of the first single, "Don't Tell Me That It's Over," a week earlier on 1 March 2010. The single was released to UK radio on 11 January.
The album's second single "Spark" was released on May 10, 2010 on digital download format. The album's third single "This Pretty Face" was released on July 19, 2010.
Amywon Best Newcomer at the 2008 Tartan Clef Awards and Best Newcomer at the 2008 Silver Clef Awards.
In December 2008 Macdonald was voted "Scottish person of the year" by The Daily Record.
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Macdonald's third album, Life in a Beautifiul Light, was released in June 2012. The lead single, "Slow It Down" was released in April 2012.
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