|14 September 1983
||23 July 2011
Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer-songwriter, known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, and jazz. She has received publicity over her substance abuse and mental health issues. Winehouse died on 23 July 2011 in, as yet, unexplained circumstances.
Winehouse's 2003 debut album Frank was critically successful in the UK, and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album Back to Black led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British singer to win five Grammys, including three of the "Big Four": Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. On 14 February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. She has won the Ivor Novello Award three times, one in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for "Stronger Than Me", one in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for "Rehab", and one in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game", among other prestigious distinctions. The album was the third biggest seller of the 2000s in the United Kingdom.
Winehouse has been credited as being an influence in the rise in popularity of female musicians and soul music and revitalising British music. Winehouse's distinctive style has been the muse for fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld. The singer's problems with drug and alcohol abuse, as well as self-destructive behaviour, have become regular tabloid news since 2007. She and her former husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were plagued by legal troubles that left him serving prison time. In 2008, Winehouse faced a series of health complications that threatened both her career and her life.
Signed on 17 September 2015 by: Hans Tjeerd Visser
Again condoleances.Blake should die a terrible death.To bring Amy on the drugs. With his hands bounded on his back, glass splinters under his eyelids, etc. For a very, very, very long time. His Imperial Highness, The Emperor.
Signed on 17 March 2015 by: Hans Tjeerd Visser (Fisker in Frysk) s.t.
My sincere condoleances.
Hans Tjeerd Visser
Signed on 22 July 2014 by: Baffour Ennin
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of this ignominious massacre. This barbaric act has the hands of Putin written all over it. I share your grief. May the Souls of the departed rest in the arms of The Lord.