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Amy Lee
Amy Lee playing the piano during an Evanescence concert.
Background information
Birth name Amy Lynn Lee
Also known as Amy Hartzler
Born December 13, 1981 (1981-12-13) (age 37)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Origin Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Genres Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal, Rock, Electronic music
Occupations Singer, songwriter, Pianist, Musician, Choir Director and Arranger
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, organ, acoustic guitar, harp
Years active 1995 - present
Labels Wind-up, Epic
BigWig Enterprises
Associated acts Evanescence
Website Evanescence.com

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Signature of Amy Lee.
Notable instruments
Baldwin Piano
Roland RD-700sx Keyboard

Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee; born December 13, 1981) professionally known as Amy Lee, is an American singer and songwriter. She is the lead vocalist and co-founder of the alternative metal band Evanescence. She is also a classically trained pianist and a multi-instrumentalist.

Lee is musically influenced by musicians and artists of different genres, from classical artists such as Mozart to modern artists like Björk, Portishead, Danny Elfman, Korn and Tori Amos. Lee is the main lyricist and composer in the band and won the National Music Publisher's Association's Songwriter Icon Award in 2008 for her achievements as a songwriter. As of mid-2007, she is the only original band member who is still in the band.

Lee is the spokesperson of the Epilepsy Foundation. She started a campaign called "Out of the Shadows". She was chosen as the 2012 recipient of the Luella Bennack award at United Cerebral Palsy's 11th annual Women Who Care luncheon for her community projects and social impact.

Lee ranked at #69 in Hit Parader's list of "Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time". She was #49 in VH1's "100 Greatest Women in Music". She was listed by About.com as one of the greatest female rock artists. She won the 2012 Revolver's Golden Gods award for best vocalist, and was named the 2012 "Rock Goddess of the Year" in the Loudwire Music Awards.

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