Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is a British singer and songwriter best known for her hits like ‘Rehab’ and ‘You know I m no good’. She is a five time Grammy Award winner. Amy’s style of music is an eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, jazz, rock & roll, and ska. She is best known for her soulful and powerful contralto vocals. Winehouse comes from a middle class family. She got her first guitar when she was 13 and soon after that she started writing her own songs. Amy was a problem child due to which, she was expelled from various schools due to reasons like piercing her nose and tattooing her body at the age of 14. She attended various schools which include Earnshaw Theatre School, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Southgate School and Ashmole School.Amy stared her carrier at an early age of 16 and worked as a ‘showbiz journalist’ for the World Entertainment News Network. She recorded her debut album, Frank (2003), a jazz-tinged album that became a hit and earned her several award nominations. The album went on to achieve platinum sales. In 2006 her album `Back on Black` was an international hit and ‘Rehab’ made No 9 on the US Pop Charts. Her big break came in 2008 when she became the first British female to win five Grammy Awards on the same night.Amy’s signature Beehive hairstyle influenced fashion designers, while her inherent vulnerability, her fragile personality and self-destructive behavior has been regular tabloid news. Musically, Amy Winehouse created a cross-cultural and cross-genre style. She has been experimenting with an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, pop, reggae, world beat and R&B. She has a special ability to channel hurt and despair into her performances.