Amy Jade Winehouse, (born 14 September 1983), is a British soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. Her debut album, Frank (released in 2003) was nominated for the Mercury Prize. She won the Ivor Novello Award in 2004 for her debut single "Stronger than Me" and again in May 2007 for the first single "Rehab" from her 2006 album Back to Black. On 14 February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. On 17 July, Back to Black was announced as one of the 12 albums on the 2007 shortlist of Mercury Prize nominees and later that year she was nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards and "Mejor artista nuevo internacional" or "best international new artist" in Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica. The singer's bulimia as well as her drug and alcohol abuse became regular tabloid fodder in 2007.
Early life and influences
Amy Winehouse was born in the Southgate area of Enfield, London to a Jewish family with a history of jazz musicians. Her father, Mitchell Winehouse, is a taxi driver and her mother, Janis, is a pharmacist. She has one brother, Alex. She grew up in the suburb of Southgate and attended Ashmole School. She was trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School when she was twelve years old but was allegedly expelled at fourteen for "not applying herself" and piercing her own nose. She later attended the BRIT School in Selhurst, Croydon.
At age ten, Winehouse founded a short-lived rap group called Sweet 'n' Sour. She received her first guitar when she was thirteen. By age sixteen she was singing professionally after her friend soul singer Tyler James sent her demo tape to an A&R person. She later had an "on and off" relationship with Tyler. She signed to her current record label Island/Universal under Simon Fuller's management company 19 Management
On 17 September 2007 the singer confirmed she is to return to the studio to start work on a new album set for release in 2008. According to The Sun newspaper the singer is to reunite with Mark Ronson. Ronson revealed that Winehouse wants to steer clear of her trademark horn-heavy style: He said, “I think that we can’t do the same thing again – it can’t be like a 60s element or Motown.“If anything, I’d really like to make it sound older or more morbid. Really wall of sound. “But, I don’t want to second guess before I actually hear the songs.” Winehouse is also said to be working with Missy Elliott and hip-hop producer Timbaland.
Prince says he would like Winehouse to fly to to his Minnesota home to work on a musical collaboration after Christmas. Previously, Prince has said that he was a “big fan” of the singer prompting her to reply: “I’m honoured. I’m a massive fan. I’d love to work with him”. George Michael has written a song in which he wants to duet with the singer. Michael said "Amy is the best female vocalist I have ever heard in my entire career, as well as one of the best writers"
Since her rise to fame, Winehouse has been the subject of much media attention. On 18 May 2007 she married Blake Fielder-Civil in an unannounced ceremony in Miami, Florida. 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. In August 2007, she and her husband spent a brief period in rehab but left after five days, much to her family's dismay. During this period she canceled a number of shows in the UK and Europe, citing exhaustion or ill health. In October 2007, Winehouse and her husband were arrested in Norway for possession of marijuana. The couple were later released and fined 3850 Norwegian kroner (around £350). The singer claims she was "duped" into confessing to possession of illegal drugs and vowed to fight the United States ban on her travel there triggered by the arrest . Also during this period the singer and her husband were photographed bloodied and bruised in the streets of London after a hotel room fight allegedly started when according to the singer quoted by a tabloid newspaper she was spotted by her husband doing drugs with a call girl and cutting herself.
Winehouse's lifestyle has been a source of concern to her friends and family. Her father has voiced his worry that his daughter and her husband will at some point "reach rock bottom". The singer's parents-in-law have also made their fears public, urging fans and the industry to boycott her music in an attempt to halt her decline. In a separate interview, her mother-in-law said she was worried that Amy and Blake had become so inseparable that if one were to commit suicide, the other would follow.
The singer has been dropped as the favourite to record the theme tune to the next James Bond movie Bond 22 due to her personal problems, paving the way for Ville Valo of Finnish rock band HIM to record the film's theme. Winehouse was thought to be a shoo-in for the theme, and that there was talk of a cameo appearance.
In various interviews, Winehouse has admitted to having problems with eating disorders, self-harm and drugs. She has attributed these problems to insecurities about her appearance.
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