Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse

Born

9/14/1983, Middlesex, England

Died

7/23/2011

Birth Name

Amy Jade Winehouse

Gender

Female
7.5
out of 10
User Rating
27 votes

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  • Trivia

    • In January 2008, Amy took part in a successful campaign to save The George Tavern (an English pub) by designing a t-shirt. The campaign came to its happy ending in July of the same year. The aim of the protest was to defeat a motion to construct a housing project near the pub. The project would have resulted in the closing of the pub since The George Tavern is also a concert venue and noise complaints would have been expected.

    • In August 2008 Amy was invited to join a group of 72 Austrian singing monks. The monks, known as the Cistercian Monks Of Stift Heiligenkreuz recorded an album of Gregorian chants which went to #1. The monks feel they could help Amy through her troubles and discuss their faith with her.

    • In 2008 Bryan Adams wrote a song for Amy in a bit to help her overcome her drug habit. The song titled Flower Grown Wild, is about the dangers of drug-taking.

    • In June 2008, Amy was voted the celebrity most likely to retire early. The poll was conducted by website xRank, with more than 36,000 Britians taking part, with 30% of the vote going to Amy.

    • In April 2008 Amy was voted the greatest heroine among under British 25-year-olds in a poll conducted by Sky.com, beating people such as Florence Nightingale and Mother Teresa.

    • In early 2008 Amy discovered a painful lump on her cheek. After seeking medical advice she was diagnosed with impetigo, a contagious bacterial skin infection, and treatable by antibiotics.

    • While performing at a concert in Burmingham England in November 2007, Amy was booed by the audience, with others walking out in protest to her drunken state.

    • Prior to the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards, Amy trashed her hotel room in Berlin by throwing furniture and spaghetti at the walls. It was reported that damages cost thousands of dollars worth.

    • Amy and her husband were arrested in Norway for marijuana possession (October 2007).

    • In October 2007 it was revealed that Prince had asked Amy to perform a duet with him for his next album.

    • On 17 July 2007, her album Back to Black was announced as one of the 12 albums on the 2007 shortlist of Mercury Prize nominees.

    • In an article published in The Daily Telegraph Magazine, the September number, the singer was quoted as saying that she is a diagnosed manic depressive who refuses to take medication.

    • In the summer of 2007, her song You Know I'm No Good was incorporated into ads for AMC's T.V. drama, Mad Men.

    • In her song Rehab, she mentions the names Ray and Mr. Hathaway. These are references to the soul singers Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway.

    • Her album Back to Black, went to number one on the UK Albums Chart, and to number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming the highest debut entry for an album of a British female solo singer.

    • Amy has one brother, named Alex.

    • In August 2007, Amy embarked on a three-day bender that resulted in her being rushed to a London hospital. She was given an emergency adrenaline shot and had her stomach pumped due to a drug over-dose.

    • Winehouse has appeared as an extra in a sketch on The Fast Show.

    • In May 2007, Amy won the 'Best Contemporary Song Award' for her hit Rehab at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards for British songwriters.

    • In May 2007, Amy revealed she and husband Blake would have a second wedding ceremony to please her family, who did not attend her secret ceremony in Miami earlier in the month.

    • In May 2007, Amy married Blake Fielder-Civil in a secret ceremony in Miami.

    • Her eye color is hazel.

    • Amy height is 5 feet 2 inches.

    • Amy announced she had been approached by one of the producers of the James Bond movies to sing the main theme of Bond 22.

    • Amy received her first guitar when she was 13.

    • Her song "Rehab" is based on her past refusal to attend an alcohol rehabilitation centre after it was encouraged by her management company.

    • Her album Frank went on to sell platinum.

    • Amy was friends with Matt Willis.

    • She pierced her nose when she was 13.

    • When she was 14, she attended the BRIT School in Selhurst, Croydon.

    • She attended the Ashmole School.

    • Her favorite artists include Nas, Mos Def, Teena Marie, Beastie Boys, Carol King, Mahalia Jackson and Thelonious Monk.

    • Amy has a number of 'old school' tattoos of naked women on her body.

    • Amy grew up in the suburb of Southgate, North London.

    • Amy performed her song "Rehab" at the Brit Awards 2007.

    • In February 2007, Amy won the Best British Female Award at the Brit Awards, beating the favourite to win, Lily Allen.

    • Amy's favourite cocktail is Rickstasy. That is actually three parts vodka, one part Southern Comfort, one part banana liqueur, and one part Baileys.

    • Amy has signed to Island/Universal under management company Management 19. This is also her current label as of 2007.

    • Amy Winehouse is an English songwriter and jazz and soul singer.

    • Amy's debut album, Frank was released on October 20, 2003.

    • Appeared as a guest on the 'Charlotte Church' Show. They sang Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' together.

  • Quotes

    • Amy: I know I'm talented, but I wasn't put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family. I love what I do, but it's not where it begins and ends.

    • Amy: We're not planning a honeymoon. Every day is a honeymoon – I've married the best man in the world.

    • Amy: I'm not a fighter, but if I am backed up against the wall I'll kick the shit out of anyone.

    • Amy: I don't think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It's to do with how much anger is in you.

    • Amy: I'm of the school of thought where, if you can't sort something out for yourself, no one can help you. Rehab is great for some people but not others.

    • Amy: (on her drug overdose in August 2007) I was so out of control. It just happened. It shocked me. I'm sorry - I just don't know what got into me. I never want to feel that way again. I've scared myself this time. I was all over the place. I know things have got to change. I need to sort myself out.

    • Amy: (On eloping with Blake Fielder-Civil in May 2007 ) My dad was alright about it really - it was more my mum that wasn't. I would have loved my family to have been there but it was something just for us. We just wanted to go away and do something with no fuss. We've got to do something here now. I've got to go to Tiffany's to get my engagement ring re-sized and we'll pick out matching wedding bands.

    • Amy: (on getting engaged to Blake Fielder) He proposed at home and I took a day to finally agree. Obviously we are both young and it is frightening. But it is the right thing to do. That is why I agreed. I'm a very lucky girl to have found someone I love so much. I hope to be with him for the rest of my life.

    • Amy: (on drinking) My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they're going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking.

    • Amy: I'm either a really good drunk or I'm an out-and-out sh*t, horrible, violent, abusive, emotional drunk.

    • Amy: (on the pain of getting her 13 tattoos) It's a way of suffering for the things that mean a lot to you.

    • Amy: (admitting she used to harm herself) It's a funny thing, a morbid curiosity. I'm talking about when I was nine. What does that feel like? 'Ow, that f***ing hurts.' It's probably the worst thing I've done.

    • Amy: Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.

    • Amy: After Frank I didn't write for 18 months but when I met Mark (Ronson) I pretty much wrote the album in six months — he was so inspiring.

    • Amy: My first kiss was about 11 or 12 and it was with a Greek boy called Chris. .... who's gay now!

    • Amy: I like pin-up girls. I'm more of a boy than a girl. I'm not a lesbian, though — not before a sambuca anyway.

    • Amy: (About her health) A little bit of anorexia, a little bit of bulimia. I'm not totally okay now but I don't think any woman is.

    • Amy: I have a really good time some nights, but then I push it over the edge and ruin my boyfriend's night. I'm an ugly dickhead drunk, I really am.

    • Amy: I don't listen to anyone except my ... inner child anyway. If someone had said to me, Amy, lose a stone - which they wouldn't - I don't think I would have listened anyway.

    • Amy: (after winning the Best British Female Award at the Brit Awards in 2007) I really, really didn't expect this. I did try to think of a speech but I didn't want to pre-empt losing. I'd just like to say I can't believe I'm here. This one's for every singer-songwriter still playing in pubs.

    • Amy: I can't even listen to Frank any more... In fact, I've never been able to. I like playing the tracks live because that's different but listening to them is another story.

    • Amy: (about cocktail Rickstasy) By the time you've had two of them you're like, don't even try and go anywhere. Sit down and stay down, until the birds start singing.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A weird individual.

    4.5
    I can't understand this woman. I don't think she's a bad music artist, but I think her voice is below average. Awards or not, she can't sing very well. I have a hard time trying to think of her as hot. She just has had so many outrageous antics and so many wierd storylines that it really makes me want to step away. I have never been a fan of hers. Every time I hear her voice it's like a punsihment because it is so awkward. So consider me a non-fan of Amy Winehouse. Sorry, but that is just my felling on it. Thank you.moreless
  • Wonderful voice

    8.5
    Amy Winehouse has a hell of a voice. That's a fact. Nobody can deny that she has a tremendous talent. I've watched her perform live and it's extraordinary how she can sing and touch a part of you.. But unfortunately, Amy took a road way to dangerous, totally destructive, and that's drugs. From alcohol, in my point of view, it's easier to get out of, and it doesn't destruct your health as drugs do.. I feel so sorry for her, I don't know why she's so messed up, she's a very talented and extraodrinary singer! I just hope she realize what she's doing with her life.. and in time, to reconstruct herself. I'm waiting forward for new songs. But not for bad news as coma because of the drugs or suicide or bad accident or any kinda of things like that.moreless
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