Amy Jade Winehouse
(born 14 September
1983) is an English singer-songwriter, known for
her eclectic mix of various musical genres
including soul, jazz, rock & roll and R&B.
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 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 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
Amy Winehouse died
on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27.