Amy Jade
Zodiac sign
September 14, 1983
Date of death
July 23, 2011
1.59 m (5′ 3″ ft)

Amy Winehouse was a British singer-songwriter, known for experimenting in genres such as jazz, R&B, soul, or ska. Amy had hits like "Back to Black", "Rehab" or "You Know I'm No Good". She was the winner of five Grammy Awards. Tragically, in 2011 Amy passed away.

Amy Winehouse's artistic career 

Amy Jade Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983, in London, England. Amy released her debut album, Frank, in 2003, material that was well received and garnered nominations for the Mercury Awards and the BRIT Awards; However, her international success came with her next album, "Back to Black", with which he achieved the first position in the United Kingdom and was commercially and critically successful, thanks to songs such as "Back to Black", "Rehab" or "You Know I'm No Good". Thanks to this material, Amy also won awards such as the BRIT Awards, Mercury Awards, or the MTV Europe Music Awards. In February 2008, Amy won five of the six Grammy Awards she was nominated for, establishing herself in categories such as Record of the Year, Song of the Year, or Best New Artist. Despite having a short career, Amy has been considered a great influence by various artists, including names such as Adele, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, and Billie Eilish.

The tragic death of Amy Winehouse

During her life and artistic career, Amy struggled through various legal problems, in addition to dealing with drug and alcohol addictions, which since 2007 led her to become a center of media attention. On July 23, 2011, Amy was found dead in her apartment in London, England, at the age of 27. It was in October of the same year when the result of Amy's autopsy was made public, in which it was revealed that her death was the result of a large intake of alcohol by the singer, as the forensic investigation found 416 mg of alcohol per deciliter of blood. In addition, no illegal substances were found in her body in the toxicological tests carried out. After her death, Amy was included in the so-called "Club 27."

Fun facts about Amy Winehouse: 

  • At age ten, she founded the band Sweet 'n' Sour.
  • Her success "Rehab" came up as a joke while she was meeting Mark Ronson. 
  • Carole King's 1971 song  "So Far Away" was one of her favorites.
  • Her last recording was a duet with singer Tony Bennett.
  • After her death, the Back to Black album was temporarily the best-selling album of the 21st century in the UK. 
  • She loved the girl groups of the 60s; where the inspiration for her traditional hairstyle was born.
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