Amy Winehouse

Born 14 September 1983. Died 23 July 2011.
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Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer-songwriter known for her deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul (sometimes labelled as blue-eyed soul), rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. Winehouse's 2003 debut album, Frank, was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the record at that time for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the general field "Big Four" awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Winehouse won three Ivor Novello Awards: in 2004, Best Contemporary Song for "Stronger Than Me"; in 2007, Best Contemporary Song again, this time for "Rehab"; and in 2008, Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game". She won the 2007 Brit Award for Best British Female artist, having also been nominated for Best British Album, with Back to Black.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Amy Winehouse at the BBC

    Amy Winehouse at the BBC 2012

    Reviewed by Garry Mulholland
    Beautiful and bereft, and hard to listen to with easy joy.
  2. Review of Lioness: Hidden Treasures

    Lioness: Hidden Treasures 2011

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    A dignified reminder of Winehouse’s talent – but what more could she have achieved?
  3. Review of Back To Black

    Back To Black 2006

    Reviewed by Matt Harvey
    One of the best UK albums of the year
  4. Review of Frank

    Frank 2003

    Reviewed by Greg Boraman
    Winehouse combines a distinctive '20 a day' voice with a serious appreciation of...
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