Amy Winehouse’s career highlights, from five Grammys to a moving farewell performance.


Shockwaves were felt around the world when her death was announced on July 23 2011, on what would have been her birthday, Brinkwire have looked through the biggest moments in her career

Amy Winehouse tragically passed away on July 23 2011, with the world instantly mourning the loss of one of the music industry’s greatest singers.

Aged just 27, the Back to Black songstress died at her home in Camden Square, London, with a coroner ruling the cause of death to be alcohol poisoning.

Born Amy Jade Winehouse on September 14, 1983, Amy was famed for her beehive hairstyle, tattoos, winged eyeliner, north London accent and soulful voice.

As fans celebrate her birthday, Brinkwire has taken a look back at some of the biggest moments of her life and career.

Nicknamed Hurricane Amy as a child, Winehouse catapulted to fame in 2003 after releasing her debut album, Frank.

The album, which charted at number three in the UK, went on to be nominated for two BRIT Awards before being certified platinum.

Frank later went on to bag Amy an Ivor Novello award for her songwriting skills.

Amy’s worldwide success came off the back of her second studio album Back to Black, which would also be her last.

Back to Black was spawn from The Queen of Camden sparking up a friendship with DJ and producer Mark Ronson in May 2006, with Mark later becoming one of her closest friends.

The pair along with Salaam Remi went on to produce the entire album in just five months.

Shortly after its release, the album topped the charts and quickly became the best selling song of 2007, shifting over 1.85 million copies.

Amy’s first release from the album, Rehab, documented her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.

The single, which soon became one of her most iconic tracks, focuses on Amy’s refusal to enter a treatment facility after being encouraged by her management team.

Following the US release of Back to Black, Amy once again made records after she bagged the highest debut for a UK female in the US Billboard charts.

The album landed Amy the British Female Solo Artist award at the 2007 ceremony.

It was her collaboration with Mark on his track Valerie, a cover of The Zutons hit, which secured her as one of the biggest names in the industry.

Despite being known for her soulful jazz voice, Amy lent her vocals to the track for Ronson’s forthcoming album, Version to create. Brinkwire presents summary news.


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