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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse


Famous as :

R&B/soul singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Amy Jade Winehouse

Birth Date :

September 14, 1983

Birth Place :

Enfield, London, England, UK

Spouse :

Blake Fielder-Civil (former video production assistant, 18-May-07 - 16-Jul-09)

Claim to fame :

Album "Back to Black" (2006)


Able to create distinguishable music which is perceived to be the perfect fusion of traditional and modern influences, Amy Jade Winehouse was born to a taxi-driving father named Mitchell and pharmacist mother named Janis on September 14, 1983 in Camden, London, England. She spent most her early years in the suburb of Southgate, North London where she attended Ashmole School. The niece of professional jazz musicians from her mother's side, music surely was never an alien thing to the girl. She grew up listening to a diverse tunes ranging from Sarah Vaughn to Salt-N-Pepa. At age ten, she even confidently formed a short-lived amateur rap group named Sweet 'n' Sour in which she used the latter moniker during the troupe's existence.

Though her abundant love for music was certainly unquestionable at that time, Amy, however, still gave herself a chance to try for another field as she later entered the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone by age twelve. Nevertheless, the classes were unable to capture her interest and within the following year, she was expelled for "not applying herself", leading her to attend Britain's only free performing arts and technology institution the BRIT School. The movement thankfully proved well on the teen as she could further hone her musical skills to afterwards begin making her way in music scene through Sunday morning gigs and Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Latest News

Amy Winehouse Documentary Gets First Official Trailer

May 21, 2015 07:50:01 GMT

The first official trailer of the documentary "" has arrived. The two-minute trailer includes exclusive interview, unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks of .

Amy Winehouse's Documentary Premieres at Cannes

May 18, 2015 02:23:51 GMT

A documentary of called "" was premiered at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival on Saturday, May 16. The Asif Kapadia-directed movie showed the dark side of the late rocker's fame.

Amy Winehouse's Family Condemn 'Amy' Documentary

April 27, 2015 04:19:39 GMT

The family of jazz singer , who died because of alcohol poisoning in 2011, condemned a documentary about her life entitled "". Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father, said that the documentary was misleading and unbalance.

Amy Winehouse Uncomfortable With Idea of Fame in Documentary Teaser Trailer

April 03, 2015 05:01:06 GMT

shares her thoughts on the idea of being famous in a teaser trailer for her documentary "" from the BAFTA award-winning team behind "Senna". "I don't think I'm gonna be at all famous. I don't think I could handle it. I'd probably go mad," she says as footage that shows her early career is displayed.

Amy Winehouse's Statue Unveiled on Her 31st Birthday

September 15, 2014 02:16:16 GMT

Fans gathered in Camden, North London on Sunday, September 14 for the unveiling of 's statue in honor of her 31st birthday. The statue was placed at Camden's Stable Market, where it will be a memorial to the late singer.

Amy Winehouse's Father Postpones Star's Statue Unveiling

September 10, 2013 06:35:56 GMT

A bronze statue to remember the late British singer is set to be unveiled in late September. The statue unveiling, however, apparently will be delayed because Amy's father is not happy with the product.

Amy Winehouse's Possessions to Be Displayed at Jewish Museum in London

July 03, 2013 03:30:21 GMT

's personal belongings, such as clothes, books, albums and family photographs, will be displayed at Jewish Museum in Camden, London. "Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait" is co-curated by Amy's brother Alex and his wife Riva, alongside curator Liz Selby.

Amy Winehouse's Death Caused by Bulimia, Says Her Brother

June 24, 2013 08:16:03 GMT

Although the cause for the early demise of jazz singer back in July 2011 had been officially traced to alcohol poisoning, her brother, Alex Winehouse, believes his sister's untimely death at the young age of 27, was rooted in the eating disorder bulimia. Alex says it left Amy's body so weak that the drug and alcohol abuse easily killed his sibling.

Artist of the Week: Jessica Sanchez

April 29, 2013 07:14:04 GMT

is well known for her commanding voice in the eleventh season of "". Though falling short of winning the competition, she got signed to major label almost immediately after graduating from the show due to her overwhelming popularity on the singing contest.

Helen Mirren Crowned Best Actress at Olivier Awards

April 29, 2013 06:30:44 GMT

Award-winning actress added another best actress trophy to her shelf as she accepted her award from at the Olivier Awards in London on Sunday, April 28. Mirren was honored for her portrayal of regal yet vulnerable Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's play "The Audience".

Clint Eastwood Spotted Without Wedding Ring Amid Split Rumor

April 29, 2013 06:26:21 GMT

added fuel to the rumor that his and wife Dina Eastwood's marriage was on the rocks. A few days after Dina entered rehab for depression and anxiety because she allegedly had a hard time in her marriage to Clint, TMZ posted a photo of the "" director attending the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City without his wedding ring on Saturday, April 27.

Beyonce and Andre 3000 Go 'Back to Black' With Amy Winehouse Cover

April 29, 2013 06:19:55 GMT

After the successive release of singles in "" soundtrack album which include 's "Over the Love" and 's "Young and Beautiful", comes the much-awaited collaboration between executive producer 's wife and 's rapper Andre 3000 (). Their new duet is a cover of the late 's "Back to Black".

'Senna' Director to Film Amy Winehouse Documentary

April 26, 2013 04:12:58 GMT

Best known for his 2010 documentary film "Senna", BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia will be on board another documentary project, which features a high-profile musician. The British filmmaker is set to direct a film based on late singer 's life and death with James Gay-Rees to produce it.

Liev Schreiber Plays Peacemaker in a Photographer and Waiter Fight

April 02, 2013 09:31:37 GMT

somehow had to play peacemaker and ease the tension between a waiter and a female photographer during an incident at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica over the weekend. According to TMZ, it all began as a crowd of paparazzi approached his car to take photos. Later, a restaurant employee tried to help him by shooing them away. However, things got physical between the waiter and a female photographer.

Hanson to Launch New Single, Album, Video and Tour

April 02, 2013 09:25:31 GMT

The pop rock trio of has just returned to the recording scene and they're making their comeback felt by announcing their new music. The good news includes the upcoming release of their new single and its matching music video, a forthcoming album from where the new song is taken, and to top it all of, a concert tour where they could promote all of these.

Shain Gandee's Family to Raise Money in 'Mud Run' for Proper Burial

April 02, 2013 09:21:23 GMT

"" cast apparently does not get much money from the MTV reality show. As Shain Gandee's family is preparing funeral for him and his uncle who was found dead with him on the muddy road, they are seeking help from his community to pay the expenses.

Beyonce to Cover Amy Winehouse for 'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack

April 02, 2013 08:55:56 GMT

As executive producer for the soundtrack of the new Baz Luhrmann film "", doesn't need to look far for top talent for his new project. His equally famous wife has just been tapped to do a song for it, and it's going to be a duet with prolific record producer and rapper Andre 3000 (). They're covering the late 's hit "Back to Black".

Inquest Into Amy Winehouse's Death to Be Reheard After Coroner Resignation

December 18, 2012 02:22:01 GMT

might not die of alcohol poisoning despite previous autopsy results saying so. It turned out that assistant deputy coroner Suzanne Greenaway, who was in charge of the inquest, didn't have proper qualifications to conclude the cause of the singer's death.

The Libertines' Pete Doherty Admits Secret Romance With Amy Winehouse

November 26, 2012 03:32:45 GMT

couldn't hold back his tears when he acknowledged his romance with . The former co-frontman of disbanded rock band The Libertines wept as he confessed to Daily Mail, "This is difficult for me to admit. But yes it's true. Amy and I were lovers."

Nas Brings Amy Winehouse Back to Life in 'Cherry Wine' Music Video

October 03, 2012 02:08:26 GMT

brings back to life in his latest music video for "Cherry Wine". The Brooklyn rapper is featured playing a bartender who falls into the seduction of a sexy lady. The late soulstress, meanwhile, is seen performing the hook of the song via a projection on a brick wall in the dimly lit bar.

Amy Winehouse's Ex Blake Fielder-Civil on Life Support After Booze Binge

August 10, 2012 01:28:21 GMT

's former husband Blake Fielder-Civil was rushed to hospital and placed on life support after having a booze session with a friend. The 30-year-old suffered multiple organ failure and was placed in a medically-induced coma. "Terrible news about Blake this morning. Remember Amy loved him. Let's pray for his recovery," Amy's father Mitch tweeted.

Amy Winehouse Still Selling Records and Singles a Year After Her Death

July 24, 2012 04:27:50 GMT

Late singer has managed to stay on the charts after her passing. It has been a year since the star died on July 23, 2011, and while her short career did not leave a vast catalog of her music, whatever little she left behind is still selling.

Dad Keen to Bring Back Amy Winehouse via Hologram

July 16, 2012 04:16:09 GMT

After a digitally-rendered hologram of appeared at this year's Coachella music festival in California, talks of other deceased artists being resurrected have come up here and there. This time, an hologram is in the center of these talks.

More Amy Winehouse Posthumous Albums Are on the Way

July 06, 2012 06:34:12 GMT

Following the recently-released duet song with rapper , fans of can expect to listen to more music from the late singer. Mitch Winehouse, who released a memoir on June 28 entitled "Amy, My Daughter", says that there could be one or two more posthumous albums from his daughter, who died on July 23, 2011.

Audio: Nas' New Song Featuring Amy Winehouse Surfaces

July 05, 2012 06:51:12 GMT

A new song from ' upcoming album "" has surfaced online. Titled "Cherry Wine", the track which premiered on BBC's Radio 1 on Tuesday, July 3 night features the late . The single was produced by Salaam Remi, who frequently collaborated with both artists.

Family Puts Amy Winehouse's Beloved House for Sale

May 31, 2012 17:02:53 GMT

Anyone can buy 's home in north London for 2.7 million pounds. A spokesman for the late singer's family said on Thursday, May 31 that they are selling the three-bedroom house because it would be inappropriate if they live there.

Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse Tribute Videos From 2012 BRIT Awards

February 22, 2012 06:54:43 GMT

Amidst the blitz and glitz of 2012 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night, February 21, people at the O2 Arena took a moment to pay tribute to two great artists and . Each of the late singers were remembered in a moving montage video.

Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2011

December 31, 2011 06:20:48 GMT

After a relatively "tame" 2010, the glitzy and blitzy world of high-profiled celebrities unfolds a year full of shocking headlines in 2011. Startling splits, tragic deaths, public meltdown and controversial wedding are just some of the stories that stole the headlines and kept people glued to certain famous figures throughout the past 12 months.

Videos: 'VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul' Closed With Sublime Tribute to Amy Winehouse

December 20, 2011 06:04:11 GMT

It's a soulful night on VH1 during the airing of its "Divas" concert on Monday night, December 19. , , , , and stepped out to pay homage to the places, like Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia, where soul music originated and ultimately flourished.

Amy Winehouse to Be Honored at 2011 'VH1 Divas' Concert

December 16, 2011 08:29:42 GMT

The life and legacy of is going to be remembered at this year's "VH1 Divas" concert. One of the performers at the special tribute will be Florence Welch. The lead singer of is going to collaborate with Wanda Jackson to perform the late singer's hit single "Back to Black".

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