Who Is Amy Winehouse? Her Career & How Did She Die?

Amy Jade Winehouse was an outstanding singer-songwriter of British music who died at just 27 years old, victim of drug abuse.

Amy Winehouse was born in London on September 14, 1983.Born in the cradle of a Jewish family, Amy was the daughter of a pharmacist mother (Janes) and a taxi driver father (Mitch). The girl was raised in the suburbs of Southgate (London region).

Amy’s parents divorced when the she was 9 years old.

Amy Winehouse Career

At age 16 Amy began to participate in jazz groups performing. A friend named Tyler James showed Amy a demo tape to a record company and she was signed to Island/Universal.

In 2003 the singer and songwriter recorded her first album, called Frank . With the fame also emerged the first rumors of lack of control and drug abuse.

In 2006 Amy released her most famous album: Back to black . Celebrated by the public and critics, the creation won five Grammy Awards, breaking the record on the occasion.

When she died, Amy had a staggering 4 million records sold. After her death she sold another 2.4 million albums.

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Main songs

  • You know I’m no good
  • rehab
  • Valerie
  • Me and Mr Jones
  • back to black
  • just friends
  • stronger than me
  • love is a losing game
  • wake up alone
  • fuck me pumps
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Complete Albums

Amy’s discography includes below albums.

  • Frank  (2003)
  • Back to Black  (2006)
  • Lioness: hidden treasures  (2011)
  • Amy Winehouse at the BBC  (2012)
  • The album collection (2012)
  • AMY (2015)

Amy Winehouse Love life

The singer-songwriter maintained a boomerang relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil. The troubled comings and goings yielded a series of songs, many of them included on the Back to Black album.

The two were married in May 2007 and divorced two years later because Blake cheated on his wife with model Sophie Schandorff.

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Amy Winehouse Problems with Addiction and Death

In August 2007 the singer fell into a coma after an overdose. Despite having recovered from the episode, he continued using legal and illegal drugs.

In January 2008 she was caught on video using crack, which led to her attending a rehab clinic.

Amy Winehouse died at home in Canden Town (London), on July 23, 2011, victim of alcohol intoxication at the age of 27.