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British singer-songwriter

  • Amy Winehouse was born to a Jewish family in Southgate area of North London.
  • She was born on September 14, 1983 to Mitchell Winehouse and Janis Winehouse.
  • Her full name is Amy Jade Winehouse.
  • Amy Winehouse first attended Susi Earnshaw Theatre School when she was nine years old. Her parents were also separated at the same time.
  • Amy Winehouse's debut album Frank was released in October 2003. It was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
  • Her eye color is hazel.
  • She borrowed her Cleopatra makeup from The Ronettes.
  • Her follow-up album, Back to Black, released in 2006, gave her six Grammy Award nominations.
  • She is the first British singer to have won five Grammys. She is 24 at the time of the announcement. She won three of the Big Four - Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
  • In 2007 she won a Brit Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album.
  • She won the Ivor Novello Award three times.
  • At the 2008 Ivor Novello Awards, she became the first artist to receive two nominations for the top award, best song, musically and lyrically.
  • In 2008 Bryan Adams wrote a song for Amy Winehouse in a bit to help her overcome her drug habit. The song titled Flower Grown Wild, is about the dangers of drug-taking.
  • Universal Republic is her recording label.
  • On 10 July 2008, Winehouse launched her own club night, Snakehips at the Monarch, in the Camden Monarch venue in London.
  • On 5 March 2009, Winehouse was arrested and charged with common assault following a claim by a woman that Winehouse hit her in the eye at a September 2008 Prince's Trust charity ball.
  • Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, at her London home. She is 27. Her cause of death at that time was unexplained.
  • Her funeral was attended by family and friends at her funeral on July 26, 2011.
  • Her album 'Back to Black' became the UK's best selling album of the 21st century at the time of her death.
  • On October 26, 2011, it was revealed that alcohol positioning was the cause of death.
  • In 2012, Winehouse was listed at number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women In Music.

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