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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse
Artist Name

Amy Jade Winehouse was a singer and songwriter from England. She was renowned for her rich, expressive voice and her wide range of musical styles, which included jazz, soul, rhythm and blues, and reggae.

Winehouse joined Simon Fuller's 19 Management in 2002, produced a few songs right away, and then agreed to a publishing deal with EMI. Through these record labels, she also established a professional working relationship with producer Salaam Remi. Frank, Winehouse's self-titled debut album, was released in 2003. Apart from two covers, most of the album's songs had jazz influences and were co-written by Winehouse. In the UK, Frank received favourable reviews and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. Her song "Stronger Than Me" earned her the Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors for Best Contemporary Song.

Back to Black, Winehouse's follow-up album, was released in 2006 and went on to become one of the best-selling records in UK history as well as an international hit. She received a second Ivor Novello Award for the song "Rehab." She became the first British woman to win five Grammys at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, tying the previous record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night. Her five awards included three of the General Field 'Big Four' Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year (for 'Rehab'), and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Winehouse battled addiction, mental illness, and substance misuse. At the age of 27, she passed away on July 23, 2011, from alcohol poisoning. Back to Black momentarily overtook her as the best-selling record of the twenty-first century in the UK after her passing.

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