Amy Winehouse is one of the most successful singers of her time. She has won 5 Grammy awards for her album entitled Back to Black. More of her songs are well played and remembered like “Rehab”, “Valerie”, and more. Amy died 3 years ago at age 27 due to alcohol poisoning.
Highlights of Her Career
Amy’s very first album, “Frank”, was relased in 2003. It was a mixure of pop, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. She was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and BRIT awards for Best Urban Act and Best Female Solo. Its carrier single, “Stronger Than Me” was given an Ivor Novello award. The album was double platinum.
During this period, Amy started developing a not so good reputation. People see her partying at clubs and doing live performances even when she is too drunk. She also had several relationships and was persuade to try drugs.
In 2006, the company handling her suggested that she enters a rehab. But because she doesn't want to, she dumped the company and started to work on her own as a solo artist and released her second album, “Back to Black” in that same year. Her song entitled “Rehab” explained why she refuses to be treated and it topped the charts in UK.
In 2007, she got back with Blake Fielder-Civil and they got married. Unluckily, Amy returned to her old bad habits. Some of her shows ended up as a mess because she would normally perform even under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Some were even cancelled as advised by doctors.
Despite all the intrigues and problems with her concert tours, Amy’s album continued to sell and earn awards. She was advised to take a break though to rest and get treatment.
Amy tried to make a comeback in 2009 and surprisingly, it turned out to be successful! In 2008, her album Back to Black was recognized as the 2nd highest selling album worldwide and a year after, she earned entry into the prestigious Guinness Book of World Records for having won the most Grammy awards by a British female artist.
Also, she announced that she will be venturing the field of recording business as she introduces her own company, Lioness records. She later on signed her 13 year old daughter as their first artist.
Sadly and with dismay, Amy’s great talent was overshadowed by her bad habits. Her addiction to alcohol and drugs has ended her life. She was found dead on July 23, 2011,
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