Biography

Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 - 23 July 2011) was an English singer-songwriter known for her deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul (sometimes labelled as blue-eyed soul), rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. Winehouse's 2003 debut album, Frank, was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the record at that time for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse 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 won the 2007 Brit Award for Best British Female artist, having also been nominated for Best British Album, with Back to Black.

After years of abusing drugs, then alcohol, Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011. Her album Back to Black posthumously became the UK's best-selling album of the 21st century, at that point. In 2012, Winehouse was ranked 26 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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Mitch Winehouse to release new Amy Winehouse charity album

Mitch Winehouse to release new Amy Winehouse charity album

'But Beautiful' will be released on September 29

  • Jul 29, 2014

Amy Winehouse's father says rumours of hologram tour are 'utter rubbish'

Mitch Winehouse takes to Twitter to deny chances of Tupac-style virtual tour

  • Mar 31, 2014

Hollywood biopic of Amy Winehouse ruled out by father Mitch

Singer's father doesn't want his daughter's life to get Hollywood treatment

  • Nov 21, 2013

Jon Snow performs Blur's 'Parklife' at Amy Winehouse Foundation gig – watch

Channel 4 newsreader was a guest performer at the fundraiser in Camden on Friday (September 13)

  • Sep 15, 2013

New and unreleased Amy Winehouse song discovered by father Mitch

The unheard track was discovered while he worked on his own solo album

  • Sep 12, 2013

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Amy Winehouse - 'At The BBC'

Amy Winehouse - 'At The BBC'

A story of tear-jerking self-destruction

  • Nov 22, 2012

Amy Winehouse - 'Halftime'

A slice of laid-back, hipster soul

  • Dec 6, 2011

Amy Winehouse (featuring Nas), ‘Like Smoke’ – Review

Track from 2008 gets released posthumously

  • Nov 4, 2011

Amy Winehouse

Love Is A Losing Game

  • Dec 11, 2007

Amy Winehouse

Back To Black

  • Dec 11, 2007

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