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Amy Jade Winehouse (born 14 September 1983) is an , known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including , , rock ‘n’ roll and .

Winehouse’s 2003 debut album Frank did well, both commercially and critically, in her native Britain. It 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 singer from the United Kingdom to win five Grammys. On February 14, 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.

Winehouse has received significant media attention for aspects of her life other than her singing. Her distinctive style, most notably her signature beehive hairstyle, has spawned imitators and been the muse for fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld. The singer’s problems with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as self-destructive behaviour, have become regular tabloid fodder since 2007.

Locations
There are several places in London that are associated with Amy.
Because of her irrational behaviour her flat in Prowse Place in Camden, http://www.musicpilgrimages.com/articl/7026.php, has attracted an ever waiting crowd of paparazzi, fans and curious bystanders.

A few minutes away, though now shut because of the fire that hit Camden in February 2008, is her local pub and celebrity hangout, the Hawley Arms, http://www.musicpilgrimages.com/articl/5021.php

Another venue where Amy is a frequent guest and sometimes performs at, is the Jazz Cafe in Soho; http://www.musicpilgrimages.com/articl/7024.php

Edited by lucindajane on 13 Oct 2008, 06:31

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Formed in
  • 2003
Split in
  • 2011
Founded in
  • Southgate, London

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