Amy Lee bio, Career, Early life, Personal life, Net worth, Facts

June 4, 2019Amy Lee bio, Career, Early life, Personal life, Net worth, Facts

Who is Amy Lee?

Amy Lee is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. In addition, she is also a multi-instrumentalist. She is best recognized as the Evanescence rock band's co-founder and lead vocalist. Lee has also worked on numerous other musical projects including Walt Disney Records’ Nightmare Revisited and Muppets: The Green Album. She composed the soundtrack to War Story (2014) and Indigo Grey: The Passage (2015).

In the Early Life of Amy Lee

Amy Lee was born on 13 December 1981, in Riverside, California, USA. Her birth name is Amy Lynn Lee. Her nationality is American and belongs to English and Scottish ethnicity. She is the daughter of John Lee, a disc jockey and TV personality, and Sara Cargill. She has a brother named Robby Lee and two sisters named Carrie Lee and Lori Lee. Lee had a younger sister who died at the age of three from an unidentified illness in 1987. As a child, Lee moved to several places including West Palm Beach, Florida, and Rockford, Illinois. She then settled in Little Rock, Arkansas.

She attended Pulaski Academy and graduated in 2000. After that, she attended Middle Tennessee State University in 2000 to study music theory and composition. However, she dropped out to focus on the band Evanescence.

In the career of Amy Lee

Amy Lee as a singer

Fig: Amy Lee as a singer

Lee began her music career in the mid-1990s. She co-founded the rock band Evanescence in 1995 with guitarist Ben Moody. They recorded two EPs, Evanescence EP (1998) and Sound Asleep EP(1999). Later, the band Evanescence recorded the longer EP Origin in 2000. Moody left the band citing creative differences on October 22, 2003. After that, ex-Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo replaced Moody in the band as a guitarist and Lee’s writing partner.

In 2003, she performed backup vocals for “Missing You” on Big Dismal’s debut album Believe. She sang backup vocals on two songs with supergroup The Damning Well. She also performed a duet with her then-boyfriend Shaun Morgan on the track “Broken” for Seether’s 2004 album Disclaimer II.

In 2006, Lee became the American Chairperson for Out of the Shadows. She made an appearance in the music video for Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” in late 2006. In June 2008, Lee won the 2008 Songwriter Icon Award by the National Music Publishers Association. Lee won the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Best Vocalist.

Since then, she has written several songs for many artists and movies. She made her debut as a film composer co-scoring the indie film War Story (2014). She released her album Dream Too Much in 2016. Lee released an English-language cover of Francesca Michelin's “L’amore estate” on February 10, 2017.

How much is the net worth of Amy Lee?

Amy Lee lifestyle

Fig: Amy Lee lifestyle

She has a net worth of $12 million. ' Fallen ' was the first album of ' Evanescence '-the band of Amy Lee, published in 2004. It has sold well over 15 million copies worldwide and about five and a half million in the US alone. Her band released their second album, ‘The Open Door’, in 2006, which sold 5 million copies worldwide, debuted at NO.1 in the U.S, Australia, Germany, Greece, Japan, and Switzerland and did well in other parts of Europe as well.

In the Personal Life of Amy Lee

 Amy Lee with her husband Josh Hartzler

Fig: Amy Lee with her husband Josh Hartzler

Amy Lee dated Shaun Morgan, a band Seether musician, and later became involved with Ben Moody. But she eventually married Josh Hartzler, a therapist, and longtime friend, in 2007.

Facts of Amy Lee

  • The song, ‘Hello’, from the album, ‘Fallen’, was dedicated by this singer to the memory of a younger sister who died of an unidentified disease when she was only three.
  • This famous singer once declared: ‘music is therapy for me every adverse thing I have ever been through, it's my outlet. It allows me to transform something bad into a lovely thing.

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