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Amy Sky (born on 24 September 1960 in Torontomarker, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, theatre actress, and television host. Sky started classical music lessons at the age of five , and plays piano, guitar, cello and recorder.She has a degree from the University of Torontomarker in music theory and composition. In 1983,Amy was signed as a staff song writer to MCA Music Nashville, and then subsequently to Warner-Chappell Music in Los Angeles, EMI Music Los Angeles, and Warner-Chappell Music Germany. As a writer she has penned songs for many artists including Diana Ross, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Reba McEntire, Belinda Carlisle, Aaron Neville, Heart, Cyndi Lauper, Roch Voisine and Sheena Easton.

Biography

In 1996, she released her debut album as a recording artist, Cool Rain and starred in a Toronto production of the musical Blood Brothers with David Cassidy and Michael Burgess. After being nominated for two Juno Awards, including best songwriter and best new artist, she released Burnt by the Sun in 1998, which also earned a nomination for best songwriter. The string of radio hits these albums produced, garnered her three SOCAN awards. 2001 saw the release of Phenomenal Woman, which was followed in 2004 by Sky's fourth album, With This Kiss, a romance collection. In 2007, EMI released Life Lessons: The Best of Amy Sky.

Since 2005, Sky has renewed her collaboration with Olivia Newton-John, writing and producing songs for Newton-John's albums Stronger Than Before (2005), Grace and Gratitude (2006) and Christmas Wish (2007). In 2008, Sky executive produced the fund raising album Celebration and Song: Olivia Newton-John and Friends that will accompany Olivia's Great Walk to Beijing. In April, Sky joined Olivia and dozens of international musicians, actors, athletes and cancer survivors, to walk the Great Wall of China, in order to raise money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, in Melbourne, Australiamarker.

Sky has been nominated for East and West Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Independent Music Awards, International Songwriter's Award, and in 2007 won the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Best Composition. She is the first recipient ever of the CRIA Applause award, recognizing her work on behalf of artist rights. Amy speaks about and advocates for mental health issues.

Other work

In 2006, Sky was honored for her work as a spokesperson in this area, with the CAMH Courage to Come Back award. She continues to advocate for "mental hygiene", and in 2008 has been featured on the covers of two magazines "Canadian Health and Lifestyle" and the debut issue of "Anchor", speaking about this topic.

Sky has hosted three seasons of Parenting shows on Rogers TV, currently Enfagrow: The Toddler Years with Amy Sky.

Sky has lent her support to many charitable causes, including the Parkinson's Foundation, Princess Margaret Hospital, National Ovarian Cancer Association The Hospital for Sick Children, Easter Seals, Variety, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Mood Disorders of Ontario, United Way, Wellspring, Gilda's Club, Casey House, Covenant House, Ontario Child Abuse Prevention and Zareinu.

Her husband is musician Marc Jordan and they have two children together. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontariomarker.

Discography

Albums

Year Album
1996 Cool Rain
1998 Burnt by the Sun
2001 Phenomenal Woman
2003 With This Kiss
2006 Life Lessons: The Best of Amy Sky
2008 The Lights Of December


Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
CAN AC CAN CAN Country
1996 "Don't Leave Me Alone" 7 63 Cool Rain
"I Will Take Care of You" 4 57 51
1997 "'Til You Love Somebody" 4 56 22
"If My Heart Had Wings" 8
1998 "Love, Pain and the Whole Damn Thing" 6 23 58 Burnt by the Sun
"Waterfall" 27
1999 "Heaven (Opened Up Its Doors)" 20
"Ordinary Miracles" 39
2000 "Phenomenal Woman" Phenomenal Woman
2001 "I Believe in Us"
2003 "Everything Love Is" (with Marc Jordan) With This Kiss
2005 "Let It Shine" Single only


Guest singles

Year Title Artist Chart Positions Album
CAN AC CAN
1993 "'Til the Last Teardrop Falls" Exchange (with Marc Jordan) 13 44 Exchange
1997 "All I Have" Michael Burgess 38 A Place in the Sun
1999 "Two Story House" Bruce Guthro 45 Of Your Son


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