Amy Winehouse


Winehouse performing at the Eurockéennes Music Festival in June 2007
Born Amy Jade Winehouse
14 September 1983
Southgate, London, England
Died 23 July 2011 (aged 27)
Camden, London, England
Cause of death Alcohol poisoning
Resting place Edgwarebury Cemetery, Edgware, London
Singer songwriter
Years active 2003–2011
Religion Judaism
Spouse Blake Fielder-Civil (m. 2007; div. 2009)
Alex Clare (2006–07)
Reg Traviss (2010–11; her death)
Musical career
Soul blue-eyed soul neo soul rhythm and blues jazz
Vocals guitar drums
Island Lioness Universal Republic Republic
Associated acts
Tony Bennett Dionne Bromfield The Dap-Kings Tyler James Mark Ronson
Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul (sometimes labelled as blue-eyed soul and neo soul), rhythm and blues, and jazz. Winehouse’s debut album, Frank (2003), was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her follow-up album, Back to Black (2006), led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the general field “Big Four” awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Winehouse won three Ivor Novello Awards: in 2004, Best Contemporary Song for “Stronger Than Me”; in 2007, Best Contemporary Song again, this time for “Rehab”; and in 2008, Best Song Musically and Lyrically for “Love Is a Losing Game.” She also won the 2007 Brit Award for Best British Female Artist, having been nominated for Best British Album, with Back to Black.

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011, aged 27. Her album Back to Black posthumously became, for a time, the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century. In 2012, Winehouse was ranked 26th on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women In Music. The BBC has called her “the pre-eminent vocal talent of her generation.”

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Amy Winehouse - Shepards Bush Empire - Photo By Chris Christoforou - 28.05.2007

Amy Winehouse – Shepards Bush Empire – Photo By Chris Christoforou – 28.05.2007

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