Posted by: fafi97 | 04/02/2013

Amy Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse was born on 14th September 1983. She was a great artist in the music world, and she was also very famous, most of all because of her style, her rebel spirit and her controversial personal life, because she had lot of problems with drugs and alcohol. In fact, she used to say that, the more insecure she felt, the more she used to drink. She got even more important because on 23th July 2011 she died because of those troubles, and she entered a ”club”: 27 Club, the singers who died at the age of 27.

amyBut regarding her music career, we can say she had an awesome career. Her music genres were soul, R&B, jazz and blues, making a mix of them. Her most important influence was Frank Sinatra. In fact, her first album was called Frank, in his honor. It was released on 20th October 2003, and its singles were Stronger Than Me, Take The Box, In My Bed/You Sent Me Flying and Pumps/Help Yourself.  Frank had a very good reception by the people, so it was succesful. But it wasn’t that important around the world.

But when she released her second album, Back to Black  in 2006, she achieved the fame worldwide. Actually, she won five Grammy awards, which makes Winehouse the first British woman to win five Grammy awards. So, after that, the success arrived in her life in a incredible way. The singles of Back to Black were: Back to Black, Tears Dry on Their Own, Rehab, Love Is A Losing Game and You Know I’m No Good. These songs and the success which came with them made her one of the best female singers in the world. She also won Novello Awards,  BRITS Awards,  MTV Awards, and many other awards as winner and as nominated.

After her death, her discography released a posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures on 2nd December 2011. Its singles are Body And Soul and Our Day Will Come. In 2012, Winehouse was listed at number 26 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music.

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Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Winehouse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_Amy_Winehouse

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