Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter.
She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul Winehouse's debut album, Frank (2003), was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
After she rose to fame, during an interview she expressed her dismiss towards the school by saying that she used to beg her father to allow her not to go and that she learnt nothing about being Jewish by going anyway.
After toying around with her brother Alex's guitar, Winehouse bought her own when she was 14 and began writing music a year later.
Her follow-up album, Back to Black (2006), led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British woman to win five Grammys, including three of the General Field "Big Four" Grammy 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 also won the 2007 Brit Award for Best British Female Artist, having been nominated for Best British Album, with Back to Black.
However, it wasn't until this weekend that the two confirmed their budding romance, when they were seen kissing outside Traviss' central London home.
News of the couple's fledgling relationship comes just weeks after the film director Traviss pleaded not guilty to counts of rape, after he was formerly charged in June.
It’s those key figures in his life who inspired the themes of his new album, Three Hearts.
my tears won’t dry.” He continued, “I will never ever again feel the love I felt for her.
Everybody who knew me and knew Amy knew the depth of our love.
Although not present at the ceremony in Los Angeles, her performance was beamed in from London, and she duly won no fewer than five awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year (both for her hit “Rehab”), as well as Best New Artist.
Blake Fielder-Civil, the jailed ex-husband of Amy Winehouse, is reportedly beside himself because he believed he could have saved the soul singer from her untimely demise at age 27.