Amy Winehouse Biography

Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer-songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, R&B, 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 alcohol, then drugs, 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Amy Winehouse
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Music Arranger, Singer-songwriter, Musician
Ethnicity:
Jewish people
Date of Birth:
September 14, 1983
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
July 23, 2011
Age at Death:
27
Cause of Death:
Alcohol intoxication
Marriages
  • 2007-05-18
    Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida
Divorces
  • 2009-08-28
    Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage
Amy Winehouse Timeline
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