Date of birth: August 25, 1987
Profession: Singer and Songwriter
Nickname: Amy Macdonald
Hometown: Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire
Astral sign: Virgo
Height: 1.74 m
Amy Macdonald (born 25 August 1987 in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire) is a Scottish singer and songwriter. 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. Other singles released from This is the Life, "Mr Rock & Roll" and the album's title track, were also successful, reaching the UK Top 40 Singles charts and enjoying success elsewhere in Europe, particularly Germany. "L.A." and "Run" did not chart on the UK Top 40 but were hits elsewhere in Europe.
Macdonald attended Bishopbriggs High School. She is a self-taught musician, playing her father's guitar after being inspired by Travis at the T in the Park Festival in 2000, where she heard Travis' song "Turn" and wanted to play it herself. She started playing in pubs and coffee houses around Glasgow at 15, including the Brunswick Cellars on Sauchiehall Street.