Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse (14 September 1983 - 23 July 2011)
Amy Winehouse was an English singer/songwriter, best known for her Grammy Award-winning albums and critically acclaimed 2006 single 'Rehab'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, at the time of her death in 2011, Amy Winehouse had a net worth of 10 million USD.

Childhood: Amy Winehouse was born in North London to Mitchell and Janis Winehouse, and lived with them and her elder brother Alex in Southgate. When Winehouse was nine years old, her parents separated, leading to Winehouse living with her mother and staying with her father at weekends. At this time, Winehouse began attending Susi Earnshaw Theatre School on Saturdays to take singing and tap-dancing lessons. After attending the school for four years, she founded the rap group Sweet 'n' Sour with a friend, before then began attending Sylvia Young Theatre School full time.

Career: Amy Winehouse first began making her own music at the age of fourteen after buying a guitar. After spending some time doing live performances, a friend of Winehouse sent her demo tape to a manager, with Winehouse becoming signed to 19 Management in 2002 for 250 GBP per week. Winehouse began producing music, however it went unreleased as the management chose not to reveal her to the industry. On 20th October 2003, 'Frank', Winehouse's debut studio album, was released. The album received glowing reviews and went on to become triple platinum. While 'Frank' - named in honour of Frank Sinatra - was very jazz-influenced, Winehouse focused on 50s and 60s girl groups for her second album. On 27th October 2006, Winehouse released 'Back to Black'. The acclaimed album received 6 Grammy Awards, before going on to become the second best-selling album in the UK in the 21st Century by 2011.

Personal Life: In 2006, Amy Winehouse dated Alex Clare. A year later, she married Blake Fielder-Civil after dating him on and off for several years. Fielder-Civil was imprisoned for assault in 2008, and Winehouse began seeing Josh Bowman. Winehouse and Fielder-Civil divorced in 2009. Fielder-Civil revealed later that during their time together, he had introduced her to cocaine and heroin.

Death: On 23th July 2011, paramedics arrived at Winehouse's London home at 3:54 pm, after a call from her bodyguard that revealed she was not moving and had stopped breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene, with an investigation on 26th October 2011 revealing that her blood alcohol level was over five-times more than the legal drink-drive limit.



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Amy Winehouse's Life Could Be Turned Into A West End Stage Show


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Amy Winehouse’s death in 2011 at the poignant age of 27 affected many fans of the star’s music but now it seems the singer’s dad wants to bring his daughter to the West End. Following a difficult film released about the singer, entitled Amy and of which her family said was an "unbalanced" portrayal of her, her father Mitch Winehouse has said he wants the musical to be about more than "just the drugs and the alcohol".

Mitch and Amy WinehouseAmy's father Mitch wants a West End musical about his late daughter

The West End show about her life will feature songs from the songbird's incredible back catalogue - including hits like Rehab and Tears Dry On Their Own.

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Russell Brand Heaps Praise On Katy Perry And Amy Winehouse In Heartfelt Interview


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The ever philosophical and articulate Russell Brand has changed a lot in the last decade. He's now a happily married man, a father, clean from his addictions and studying for a degree in Religion in Global Politics - and it seems he has nothing but love for all the women in his life.

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It's impossible to forget his whirlwind marriage to popstar Katy Perry in 2010, and he has made some less than flattering comments since their divorce. However, these days her can only look back on their relationship fondly, as he tells Wendy Williams in his latest interview ahead of the release of his new book 'Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions'.

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Jay Z Urged Amy Winehouse To Stay With Him And Beyonce


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It seems the late, great soul singer Amy Winehouse had offers of help from all corners of the world before her tragic death in 2011 and was even offered a place to stay by rap mogul and producer, Jay Z and his superstar singer wife, Beyonce.

Jay ZJay Z once offered Amy Winehouse a place to stay

As the star promoted his new album 4:44, he spoke about the Back to Black hitmaker - who died aged 27 - and became immediately concerned about her state of mind.

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Jay-Z Talks About First Meeting With Amy Winehouse


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Jay Z has spoken about the first time he met the late Amy Winehouse, revealing that he told her to “stay with us”.

The rapper told the story in the second part of the interview he did with Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller for the Rap Radar podcast, where he also spoke about Chester Bennington and his mother Gloria coming out on the 4:44 track Smile.

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Cat Stevens On His Comeback


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Cat Stevens says it was challenging coming back into the music industry in the Beyonce and Amy Winehouse era.

The 68-year-old singer/songwriter - who now goes by the name Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam - made a return with his first album under his new moniker for his 12th studio LP 'An Other Cup' in November 2006.

At the time, R&B superstar Beyonce had brought out songs including 'Irreplaceable' and Winehouse - who died in July 2011 from alcohol intoxication aged just 27 - released her critically-acclaimed LP 'Back to Black', and Stevens says it felt like a ''different'' world to return to.

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Bob Dylan's Taste In Music Is Not As Predictable As You Might Have Thought


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Bob Dylan is due to drop his 38th studio album 'Triplicate' next week and in anticipation for the release, he has opened up in a rare interview about some of his favourite artists. He's the world's first musician to win a Nobel Prize for literature, but we bet you can't guess what he's listening to at the moment.

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As well as all the obvious choices like Joan Baez, Link Wray and Frank Sinatra, the 'Like A Rolling Stone' singer's taste extends to a broader category of modern artists like The Stereophonics. Yep, we didn't see that one coming either.

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James Hetfield: Adele 'blows My Mind'


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Metallica's James Hetfield says Adele ''blows his mind''.

The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker has gushed about the 'Hello' singer's ''unbelievable'' live shows and praised her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage.

He told BBC Radio 6 Music: ''I have to tell more stories ... She's got funny stories!

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Stills from the music video for 'Back To Black' by Amy Winehouse. Originally released in 2006, the single is now 10 years old - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th October 2016

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Ten years ago today (27OCT16) Amy Winehouse released her second album Back to Black, which was to become her final record following her untimely death in 2011. The follow-up to her debut Frank was a critical and commercial success around the world, making singer-songwriter Winehouse a household name and thrusting her into the limelight. It topped the charts in the star's native Britain and reached number two in the U.S. Lead single Rehab became her only top 10 hit in America. The hugely personal album, produced by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, also spawned tracks You Know I'm No Good, Back to Black, Tears Dry on Their Own and Love Is a Losing Game. In 2008 it won Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards and Rehab was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She won five of her six nominations but was unable to attend and perform at the ceremony as her visa was denied while she was seeking treatment for drug addiction. Sales of Back to Black surged after her death, aged 27, with the album even returning to the number one in some European countries. As of late 2015, it had sold 3.59 million copies in the U.K., making it the 13th best-selling album of all time in the country. ** Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza Featuring: Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza Where: Lollapalooza, Illinois, United States When: 05 Aug 2007

Ten, Amy Winehouse, Back, Black, Grammy Awards and Lollapalooza
Ten, Amy Winehouse, Back, Black, Grammy Awards and Lollapalooza

Ten years ago today (27OCT16) Amy Winehouse released her second album Back to Black, which was to become her final record following her untimely death in 2011. The follow-up to her debut Frank was a critical and commercial success around the world, making singer-songwriter Winehouse a household name and thrusting her into the limelight. It topped the charts in the star's native Britain and reached number two in the U.S. Lead single Rehab became her only top 10 hit in America. The hugely personal album, produced by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, also spawned tracks You Know I'm No Good, Back to Black, Tears Dry on Their Own and Love Is a Losing Game. In 2008 it won Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards and Rehab was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She won five of her six nominations but was unable to attend and perform at the ceremony as her visa was denied while she was seeking treatment for drug addiction. Sales of Back to Black surged after her death, aged 27, with the album even returning to the number one in some European countries. As of late 2015, it had sold 3.59 million copies in the U.K., making it the 13th best-selling album of all time in the country. ** Amy Winehouse with her dad Mitch Winehouse The Q Awards 2006 held at The Grosvenor House hotel - press room London, England - 30.10.06 Featuring: Amy Winehouse with her dad Mitch Winehouse Where: London, United Kingdom When: 30 Oct 2006

Ten, Amy Winehouse, Back, Black, Grammy Awards and The Q Awards

Ten years ago today (27OCT16) Amy Winehouse released her second album Back to Black, which was to become her final record following her untimely death in 2011. The follow-up to her debut Frank was a critical and commercial success around the world, making singer-songwriter Winehouse a household name and thrusting her into the limelight. It topped the charts in the star's native Britain and reached number two in the U.S. Lead single Rehab became her only top 10 hit in America. The hugely personal album, produced by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, also spawned tracks You Know I'm No Good, Back to Black, Tears Dry on Their Own and Love Is a Losing Game. In 2008 it won Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards and Rehab was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She won five of her six nominations but was unable to attend and perform at the ceremony as her visa was denied while she was seeking treatment for drug addiction. Sales of Back to Black surged after her death, aged 27, with the album even returning to the number one in some European countries. As of late 2015, it had sold 3.59 million copies in the U.K., making it the 13th best-selling album of all time in the country. ** Amy Winehouse performs at Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Concert in Hyde Park. London, England - 27.06.08 Featuring: Amy Winehouse performs Where: London, United Kingdom When: 27 Jun 2008

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Amy Winehouse - Cake International 2016 at the NEC Birmingham at National Exhibition Centre - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 18th March 2016

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Amy Winehouse's Father Doesn't Want Late Daughter To Win Brit Award


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Mitch Winehouse, the father of late singer Amy Winehouse, has said he doesn’t want his daughter to win the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist at tonight’s ceremony. Appearing on ‘This Morning’ Mitch said that Adele should win the award ‘hands down’, after Winehouse was nominated thanks to the release of the soundtrack to documentary Amy.

Amy WinehouseMitch Winehouse does not want his daughter to win a Brit Award tonight.

Speaking about the award nominees Mitch said “You have Jess Glyne, we’ve got Adele. and we’ve got Amy. At least she is being nominated for her music, for the soundtrack from the film. So that’s quite positive and it just shows you that Amy’s still up for awards five years after her passing.”

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Amy Winehouse Receives A Sam Smith Makeover With 'Love Is A Losing Game' Cover [Listen]


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Sam Smith is just one of those singers that never manages to leave a dry eye in the house. Now, he's taken things a step further by performing a sensational cover of the late Amy Winehouse's ballad 'Love Is A Losing Game' on BBC Radio 1 after seeing the biopic.

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The 'Amy' documentary was probably one of the most touching films of the year, receiving widespread critical acclaim for its candid portrayal of Amy Winehouse's rise to stardom and her tragic fall from grace. As fans will know, the talented singer's short life was tainted by relationship woes and self-esteem issues in addition to the substance addiction she fell victim to - which makes her hits all the more moving when you hear them.

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Noomi Rapace In Discussions To Play Amy Winehouse In Unofficial Biopic


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After the success of the documentary movie Amy earlier this year, the late Amy Winehouse is now to be the subject of an unofficial biopic, with reports suggesting that Noomi Rapace is in talks to portray the tragic singer.

According to Screen Daily, the 35 year old Swedish actress is in preliminary discussions for a project that has the working title of Amy Winehouse. The script has been written by former Oscar nominee Kirsten Sheridan, who is also on board to direct the project. Sheridan was nominated in 2007 for co-writing the script for In America, directed by her father Jim Sheridan.

Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace could be in line to play Amy Winehouse in an unofficial biopic

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Amy Winehouse

Date of birth

14th September, 1983

Date of death

14th September, 2011

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.59




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