Tragic singer Amy Winehouse knew she was destined for great things when she was a pre-teen - she once wrote a school assignment demanding an outlet for her talent.
The Rehab hitmaker was just 12 when she poured out her frustrations in an essay about herself as part of an assessment for London's Sylvia Young Theatre School.
A year after her death, U.S. publication In Touch Weekly has obtained the note, which begins, "All my life I have been loud to the point of being told to shut up. The only reason I have to be this loud is because you have to scream to be heard in my family."
Writing about her ambitions, she added, "I want people to hear my voice and just... forget their troubles for five minutes."
And she made a case for transferring to a better school, where her talents were appreciated and encouraged: "My present school is a horrible place to go to every day... I want to go somewhere where I am stretched to my limits and even beyond. To sing in lessons without being told to shut up."
Winehouse clearly had a vision for her future - one she achieved with Grammy Award wins, hit albums and sold out shows.
She wrote: "I have this dream to be very famous. To work on stage... I want to be remembered."