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Amy Winehouse (14 September 1983 - 23 July 2011)
Amy Winehouse was an English singer/songwriter, best known for her Grammy Award-winning albums and critically acclaimed 2006 single 'Rehab'.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, at the time of her death in 2011, Amy Winehouse had a net worth of 10 million USD.
Childhood: Amy Winehouse was born in North London to Mitchell and Janis Winehouse, and lived with them and her elder brother Alex in Southgate. When Winehouse was nine years old, her parents separated, leading to Winehouse living with her mother and staying with her father at weekends. At this time, Winehouse began attending Susi Earnshaw Theatre School on Saturdays to take singing and tap-dancing lessons. After attending the school for four years, she founded the rap group Sweet 'n' Sour with a friend, before then began attending Sylvia Young Theatre School full time.
Career: Amy Winehouse first began making her own music at the age of fourteen after buying a guitar. After spending some time doing live performances, a friend of Winehouse sent her demo tape to a manager, with Winehouse becoming signed to 19 Management in 2002 for 250 GBP per week. Winehouse began producing music, however it went unreleased as the management chose not to reveal her to the industry. On 20th October 2003, 'Frank', Winehouse's debut studio album, was released. The album received glowing reviews and went on to become triple platinum. While 'Frank' - named in honour of Frank Sinatra - was very jazz-influenced, Winehouse focused on 50s and 60s girl groups for her second album. On 27th October 2006, Winehouse released 'Back to Black'. The acclaimed album received 6 Grammy Awards, before going on to become the second best-selling album in the UK in the 21st Century by 2011.
Personal Life: In 2006, Amy Winehouse dated Alex Clare. A year later, she married Blake Fielder-Civil after dating him on and off for several years. Fielder-Civil was imprisoned for assault in 2008, and Winehouse began seeing Josh Bowman. Winehouse and Fielder-Civil divorced in 2009. Fielder-Civil revealed later that during their time together, he had introduced her to cocaine and heroin.
Death: On 23th July 2011, paramedics arrived at Winehouse's London home at 3:54 pm, after a call from her bodyguard that revealed she was not moving and had stopped breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene, with an investigation on 26th October 2011 revealing that her blood alcohol level was over five-times more than the legal drink-drive limit.
Amy Winehouse would have been 33 on September 14th, and Adele used her gig in Boston the following night to pay tribute to an artist who influenced her.
“Happy Birthday Amy X,” Adele posted on Instagram and Twitter on Tuesday night (September 14th), following that the following night with an on-stage dedication to Winehouse’s memory while on tour in Boston.
Before breaking into her cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’, with the crowd responding by holding up their phones, Adele said that it was the ‘Back To Black’ singer who first inspired her to pursue music when she was a teenager.
‘Amy’ won Best Documentary Feature at last night’s Oscars.
Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse has once again slammed Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy, after it won the award for Best Documentary Feature at last night’s Oscars (February 28th). Mitch has been vocal in the past about his disapproval of the film and has also said he’s in the process of making his own documentary to honour his daughter.
Amy took home the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
On twitter Mitch told his 63.3k followers: 'Always proud of my baby. Amy will not get an oscar though. Just Asif Kapadia. That is what this is all about...Asif. He's fooled everybody. I am not changing my stance just because film won Oscar. It's a negative, spiteful and misleading portrayal of Amy. We will fix this.’
But the biggest surprise addition is Amy Winehouse.
The Brit Awards are coming tonight (February 24th 2016) and so the nominations are up for this year's best British pop acts. James Bay, Years & Years and, predictably enough, Adele lead the pack with four nominations each, while Amy Winehouse gets a posthumous nod in the Best Female Artist category.
Will Adele win Female Soloist?
After becoming 2015's Brits 'Critics' Choice' award winner with the release of his debut album 'Chaos and the Calm', singer-songwriter James Bay has found himself one to beat at the 2016 ceremony. He's up for British Breakthrough Act, Male Solo Artist, Mastercard's Album Of The Year and British Single with 'Hold Back The River'.
Continue reading: James Bay, Years & Years And Adele Lead Brits 2016 Nominations
Winehouse is nominated for Best British Female Solo Artist, for the soundtrack to documentary Amy.
Mitch Winehouse, the father of late singer Amy Winehouse, has said he doesn’t want his daughter to win the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist at tonight’s ceremony. Appearing on ‘This Morning’ Mitch said that Adele should win the award ‘hands down’, after Winehouse was nominated thanks to the release of the soundtrack to documentary Amy.
Mitch Winehouse does not want his daughter to win a Brit Award tonight.
Speaking about the award nominees Mitch said “You have Jess Glyne, we’ve got Adele. and we’ve got Amy. At least she is being nominated for her music, for the soundtrack from the film. So that’s quite positive and it just shows you that Amy’s still up for awards five years after her passing.”
Continue reading: Amy Winehouse's Father Doesn't Want Late Daughter To Win Brit Award
Janis Winehouse reveals all in new book.
It's no secret to anyone that talented popstar Amy Winehouse suffered a variety of mental illnesses in the last few years of life, caused undoubtedly by the multitude of drugs and alcohol that she voraciously consumed, as well as the pain and suffocation caused by being internationally famous and a total press magnet. But her mother Janis has recently revealed that she may also have been a victim of Tourette Syndrome.
Amy Winehouse struggled with more than one illness in her final years
Janis Winehouse-Collins is set to publish her book based on the inner vulnerabilities of her late daughter, who died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 on July 23rd 2011. Entitled 'Loving Amy: A Mother's Story', the book will explore the side not often seen by fans or the press during her career as well as an in depth look at the various of illnesses she suffered in the months leading up to her death; a tragedy that ironically came after several weeks of sobriety.
Continue reading: Amy Winehouse's Mother: 'She Might've Had Tourette's'
The new rendition was aired on BBC Radio 1.
Sam Smith is just one of those singers that never manages to leave a dry eye in the house. Now, he's taken things a step further by performing a sensational cover of the late Amy Winehouse's ballad 'Love Is A Losing Game' on BBC Radio 1 after seeing the biopic.
Sam Smith pays tribute to late idol Amy Winehouse
The 'Amy' documentary was probably one of the most touching films of the year, receiving widespread critical acclaim for its candid portrayal of Amy Winehouse's rise to stardom and her tragic fall from grace. As fans will know, the talented singer's short life was tainted by relationship woes and self-esteem issues in addition to the substance addiction she fell victim to - which makes her hits all the more moving when you hear them.
It follows quickly from the success of Asif Kapadia's documentary 'Amy' earlier in 2015.
After the success of the documentary movie Amy earlier this year, the late Amy Winehouse is now to be the subject of an unofficial biopic, with reports suggesting that Noomi Rapace is in talks to portray the tragic singer.
According to Screen Daily, the 35 year old Swedish actress is in preliminary discussions for a project that has the working title of Amy Winehouse. The script has been written by former Oscar nominee Kirsten Sheridan, who is also on board to direct the project. Sheridan was nominated in 2007 for co-writing the script for In America, directed by her father Jim Sheridan.
Noomi Rapace could be in line to play Amy Winehouse in an unofficial biopic
Continue reading: Noomi Rapace In Discussions To Play Amy Winehouse In Unofficial Biopic
Asif Kapadia will direct a feature-length documentary on the band, charting their rise to fame.
Asif Kapadia, the director of award wining documentaries Senna and Amy has chosen Oasis as his next subject. Kapadia and James Gay-Rees will produce a feature-length documentary on the 90s Britpop band that will “chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s band”.
Oasis will be the subject of a new documentary by Asif Kapadia.
According to Screen Daily, “the filmmakers have been given ‘unprecedented’ access to the band and unseen archive footage and the film will include candid insight from the famously stormy brothers”. The film will be directed by Mat Whitecross, who previously worked on Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Spike Island.
Continue reading: Oasis To Be Subject Of New Documentary By 'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia
With the highest grossing opening weekend for a British documentary ever, 'Amy' was the surprise cinema hit of the summer. What could've been a very biased, judgemental take on the singer's life was instead a compassionate look at the devastating impact that drinks, drugs, and the paparazzi had on a young woman's life. As music documentaries go, the filmmakers could've easily used tabloid fodder to document Amy Winehouse's dramatic final years, but instead turned to her words and music to tell her story. No narrator was needed in the film to guide us through her life. Audiences were able to watch Winehouse growing up on the road in her late teens as she played jazz clubs around the UK, through to her final tour after the 'Back To Black' album, with her lyrics carrying the narrative of the film.
While listening to the soundtrack, you can feel all of the ups and downs that Winehouse was going through at the time. There's the fantastic 'Stronger Than Me' that shows off the powerful, resilient side to Winehouse. But then the likes of 'Rehab' and 'Love Is A Losing Game' tell you that all is not well in her life. No matter how many times you may have heard the songs, the lyrics still manage to cut through in all of their rawness and stark beauty.
Antonio Pinto's instrumental tracks are delicate and emotive, sweeping you along in between Winehouse's offerings. Pinto conjures up the drama and sadness that Asif Kapadia's documentary depicted so beautifully without the need of a narrator.
Continue reading: Amy - The Original Soundtrack Album Review
The 'Uptown Funk!' star collaborated on many occasions with Winehouse, and was pleased to add his name to the list of patrons.
The musical partnership between Ronson and the late Amy Winehouse is arguably the most memorable pop couplings in recent memory. The English producer and musician worked on a number of tracks on Winehouse’s 2006 album Back To Black, and they hooked up again for that rendition of ‘Valerie’ for Ronson’s own album Version.
“I've supported it and the work the foundation does from the beginning,” Ronson said at the event, held at the Savoy hotel on Thursday night (October 15th).
Continue reading: Mark Ronson Becomes Patron Of The Amy Winehouse Foundation
A teaser poster has been released ahead of the upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary 'Amy' The documentary comes from the award winning team behind the award winning 'Senna', the story of the late Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna. - - Thursday 19th March 2015
Amy Winehouse and Magistrates - Amy Winehouse arriving at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court in Milton Keynes, England on 20 January 2010. Milton Keynes, England - The singer is accused of attacking a Milton Keynes theatre manager after she was asked to leave a pantomime production of Cinderella on 19 December 2009. Following a verbal exchange, Winehouse reportedly kicked Richard Pound in the groin. The singer then was arrested after voluntarily attending Milton Keynes Police station on 23 December. Wednesday 20th January 2010
Date of birth
14th September, 1983
Date of death
14th September, 2011
NEWS: The Amy Winehouse Foundation store is live - you can purchase exclusive merchandise & artwork @amysfoundation http://t.co/tNEeUynpXR
NEWS: Happy 10th Anniversary 'Frank' http://t.co/wFM1XEwrqB Watch 'Take The Box' here… http://t.co/A6fWkOwR6C
NEWS: It's ‘Frank’s’ 10th Anniversary https://t.co/ILFXrufgFX / Watch 'Stronger Than Me' http://t.co/AOOD9eJGvK http://t.co/HGA2XHgknd
NEWS: #Amys30 Pop Up Shop at 69 Camden High Street, NW1 opens TOMORROW. For more info pls visit @AmysFoundation http://t.co/VdOrHxQCNP
NEWS: This September @AmysFoundation are marking Amy's 30th birthday with events in Camden... http://t.co/1lCaC6hGhW http://t.co/tuljWkUdBg
NEWS: Meeting Mark Ronson and recording Back To Black: Read the third and final excerpt from Amy, My Daughter here: http://t.co/teGxNIX0Qx
NEWS: Read a second excerpt from Amy, My Daughter on the meaning behind her lyrics and signing her record deal here: http://t.co/NN89bHE9HD
NEWS: You can read an exclusive extract from #AmyMyDaughter here http://t.co/Gp0IBhdfMb
NEWS: The paperback of #AmyMyDaughter the official biography of Amy Winehouse is out today in the UK http://t.co/YkLO8ZLluj
NEWS: @AmysFoundation have already made a difference to a number of young people. Read more about the work here http://t.co/hKdHCc4B0t
NEWS: Would you like to see a new London street named in memory of Amy Winehouse? Read the full story HERE http://t.co/KpT72sOT2n
NEWS: Amy Winehouse has been nominated for 'Best Female' at this years @BRITAwards read the full story here http://t.co/TyNJt4rZ #BRITsnoms
"Amy Winehouse At The BBC" is out now. To see the full tracklisting and to buy your copy, visit the official website http://t.co/3xe26Ob8
The 2-disc set will include acclaimed DVD “Amy Winehouse – The Day She Came To Dingle” and“The BBC Sessions” audio CD. http://t.co/X9T7vZhm
“Amy Winehouse At The BBC” out Nov 12th will also be available as a standard 2-disc set. Read the full story at http://t.co/bKhCczYq
NEWS: @Nas has released the video to his track 'Cherry Wine' featuring Amy Winehouse. Watch here: http://t.co/CTe3CZyN
News: @Zalon has released 'You Let Me Breathe' with all proceeds going to @AmysFoundation here http://t.co/grgFlUgA via @AmysFoundation
"Amy Winehouse At The BBC" - out 12th November 2012 - is available to pre order now http://t.co/HrsR7Kgn
"Amy Winehouse At The BBC", a special edition four-disc collection, will be out on November 12th. Find out more at http://t.co/bKhCczYq
You can personalise the Amy, My Daughter artwork with your own tribute to Amy on FB http://t.co/LO2l1f0X author proceeds to @AmysFoundation
As with his Formula One documentary Senna, filmmaker Asaf Kapadia cleverly uses archival footage to...