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- Amy Jade Winehouse
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Amy Winehouse Introduction
Amy Jade Winehouse is an English soul and jazz singer. Her debut album, Frank, was nominated for the Mercury Prize, which is usually reserved for anything Radiohead puts out, and occasionally the Super Furry Animals. The singer’s unfortunate bulimia, as well as her drug and alcohol problems became regular tabloid fodder in 2007. In turn, the tabloids inspired many to become bulimic, and start ingesting drugs and alcohol in copious amounts.
Amy Winehouse was born in the Southgate area of London to a family with a history of jazz musicians – an anomaly in an area primarily populated by chimney sweeps and Dickensian street urchins.
At age ten, she founded a short-lived rap group called Sweet 'n' Sour, which, we’d like to think, was an Asian tribute to Salt n’ Pepa. She received her first guitar when she was thirteen. She signed to her current record label Island/Universal under Simon Fuller’s management company 19 Management.
Her debut album, Frank, was released in October of 2003. Many songs had jazz-influences and, apart from two covers, every song was co-written by Winehouse. The album received positive reviews and brought comparisons of her voice to like likes of Macy Gray. The prospects of doing a Target commercial jumped 1000%.
Her second album, Back to Black, went to number one on the UK albums chart numerous times, and entered at number seven on the Billboard 200. This was the highest debut entry for an album by a British female solo artist, only to be outdone two weeks later by Joss Stone who debuted at number two with Introducing Joss Stone. Winehouse took solace in the fact that she could beat the crap out of Stone.
Winehouse's wardrobe on her recent UK tour was sponsored by the clothing label Gio-Goi, and it has recently been rumored that she is to become the face of the label's 2007 Women's wear collection following in the footsteps of the Libertine’s Pete Doherty, who is the face of menswear. This would mark the first time that a line of clothing has actively sought out the poster children for substance abuse as its spokespeople. Maybe someone can learn a little something about marketing from the good folks at Benetton.
Amy Winehouse Ties the Knot
Since her rise to fame, she has been the subject of much media attention. On May 18, 2007 she married Blake Fielder-Civil in an unannounced ceremony in Miami. The marriage came as a surprise to fans and even family as the two had split two years earlier, the break-up inspiring several of the songs on Back to Black (the rest of the songs were inspired by the Dudley Moore film, Arthur).
Amy Winehouse Ups and Downs of Marriage
Though they seem fiercely attached to each other, the couple has definitely had their ups and downs. Rumors of abuse have swirled around the couple when they both appeared with scratches and bruises on their bodies, but the couple denies that they harmed each other.
Winehouse’s career has been marked by both great achievement and intense personal problems. At only 24 years old, she’s won numerous Winehouse’s career has been marked by both great achievement and intense personal problems. At only 24 years old, she’s won numerous awards, including five Grammy Awards in 2007, but she’s also seen her husband go to prison for an attack on a pub owner, and been to the hospital several times.
In late 2007, she tried to tour, but ended up being booed by many of her own fans, causing her to cancel the tour for the rest of the year. She has since been plagued by health problems that are reported to be directly related to her continual drug use. Though she spent a short amount of time in rehab in 2008, many are still worried about the state of her health. It was recently announced that she is suffering from emphysema thought to be caused by drug use and smoking. Her father has made a very public effort to help his daughter regain her health.
She likes to collaborate with other performers now and then, and has appeared with the likes of Prince and Charlotte Church. Despite her troubles, there are many more artists who have expressed interest in working with her, including Missy Elliot.
Amy Winehouse Death
Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment on the afternoon of July 23rd 2011. Amy was only 27 years old. Scotland Yard has reported, her death was not from foul play.
Amy Winehouse on the Web
Amy Winehouse's New Music Shocked Her Parents, Helped Them ... When Salaam Remi gathered together Amy Winehouse's family not long after her death to play unreleased tracks, the veteran producer behind much of the singer's first two albums wasn't sure...
Amy Winehouse Wrote Third CD, Planned Supergroup NEW YORK — Amy Winehouse had written all the songs that were to appear on her third album. She even picked out song titles.