Lioness Records

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Lioness Records
Lioness Records logo.jpg
FounderAmy Winehouse
Country of originUK

Lioness Records is a British record label, founded in 2009 by British singer Amy Winehouse. Winehouse stated she was inspired by Berry Gordy's Motown Records, and The Specials' 2 Tone Records to create her own label.[1]


Lioness Records was formed in 2009, due to Winehouse's wish of signing Dionne Bromfield. Winehouse stated that "the first time I heard Dionne sing, I couldn't believe what I was hearing, such an amazing voice from such a young cat. She’s so much better than I was at her age. I'm just so proud of her".[2] The name Lioness Records comes from a necklace, given to Winehouse from her grandmother, Cynthia, bearing a pendant featuring a lioness. Winehouse explained further, in an interview with Temple Grandin in 2008, saying, "My nan was like my best friend. She was the sweetest, strongest, most amazing person I've ever met and 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 Cynthia."[3] Winehouse died in 2011, although her father, Mitchell Winehouse, has remained an active director.


Current signed artists[edit]

Act Year signed Lioness Records Albums
Dionne Bromfield 2009 2
Juliette Ashby 2010
Liam Bailey 2010 1
Zalon 2011

Release history[edit]


Artist albums[edit]

Year Information UK
2009 Dionne Bromfield - Introducing Dionne Bromfield 33
2011 Dionne Bromfield - Good for the Soul
  • Released: 4 July 2011
  • Singles: "Yeah Right", "Foolin'"
  • BPI certification: (uncertified)
2011 Liam Bailey - Out of the Shadows
  • Released: 12 September 2011
  • Singles: "It's Not the Same"
  • BPI certification: (uncertified)
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.



Release Date Artist Title UK HUNGARY BULGARIA TOP 40
17 October 2011 Dionne Bromfield Ouch
23 September 2011 Dionne Bromfield Spinnin For 2012
30 July 2011 Liam Bailey It's Not the Same
17 June 2011 Dionne Bromfield Foolin 7
21 February 2011 Dionne Bromfield Yeah Right 36 20 36
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.


Release Date Artist Title UK
20 December 2009 Dionne Bromfield Ain't No Mountain High Enough
1 November 2009 Dionne Bromfield Mama Said 43
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ "About Lioness". Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Amy Winehouse 'Lioness Records'". 21 September 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Wino roars into Lioness label". The Sun. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009.

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