Amy Jade Winehouse (born in 1983 – died in London 2011) was an English singer and songwriter. She was mostly known for her deep vocals and her way of mixing musical genres, for example R&B, soul and jazz.
In 2003 Winehouse released her debut album, Frank, where the song “Stronger than me” became the biggest hit. The album was successful in the UK, and was nominated for the Mercury prize. In 2006 she released her follow-up album Back to Black, which led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins. Amy Winehouse was the first British female to win five Grammys.
Amy Winehouse and her mom at the Grammy Awards
Amy Winehouse was often described as an artist that went from being a jazz-vocalist with hip-hop ambitions, to becoming a soul diva. Old soul, Motown, and the 1960s are described to be what carried her music forward. Personal life
Amy Winehouse married Blake Fielder-Civil in Florida, 2007. The same year they got married, both of them went to rehab voluntarily. They left the clinic only a few days later. During 2007 it was known that Winehouse was struggling with drugs, eating disorders and a depression. In July 2011 Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment in London. The press assumed she died of an overdose. The album “Back to Black” became the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century at that point. At the end of October her cause of death was finally determined; Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning.
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