Ronson received a Grammy nomination in early December 2007 for Producer of the Year, Non Classical, along with Timbaland and Mike Elizondo. Ronson's work with Amy Winehouse also received substantial praise, gaining 6 nominations. Back To Black, an album mostly produced by Ronson was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Rehab, received nods for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and, more importantly, Record of the Year.
Amy Winehouse Plotting Hanukkah Album? Mark Ronson Contemplates Singer’s Holiday, Grammy Plans
1/15/08, 4:10 pm EST
Grammy-nominated DJ and super-producer Mark Ronson tells Rolling Stone’s Nicole Frehsee that he’s seen his most famous collaborator (other than Bob Dylan), Amy Winehouse, recently, and they discussed new music. “She’s writing songs, and we talked about getting a studio,” says Ronson. “I have to finish a few other things first, but I imagine we’ll go into the studio this year.”
Ronson also said there may be another, more unusual project in the works. “We’re talking about making a holiday record, with Christmas songs on one side and Hanukkah songs on the other,” Ronson explained. “She’s got songs called, like, ‘Kosher Kisses’ and ‘Alone Under the Mistletoe.’ She was kind of ****ing around, but I was like, ‘You have all these amazing records to play for Christmas, like Motown and Carla Thomas and the Charlie Brown Christmas, and unfortunately, us Jews have nothing that cool to listen to. So we should do something.”
Should the show go on, Ronson is also looking forward to the Grammys, where he intends to play with Winehouse on stage. “I’m not exactly sure what song she is going to do, but I will be a part of it,” he says. “I’m not an egomaniac, but with the whirlwind year she has had, with all the acclaim, I thought it was a nice gesture for her to say, ‘Hey, I want you to be up on stage with me ’cause it’ll be fun.’” Ronson says Winehouse is “optimistic” about appearing at the awards, despite rumors that she may still have green card troubles. “Though it’s hard to say either way,” Ronson adds. “She could always been green lit and then have some guy at customs be a dick. I hope it happens, though, because I honestly think the Grammys would suck without her.”