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November 5th, 2009

Biography of Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse


NAME
Amy Winehouse
DATE OF BIRTH
September 14, 1983
BIRTH PLACE
London, England

Amy Winehouse is only 5’2″, but with her swoosh of black eyeliner and towering beehive – which she calls her “secret weapon”– she’s larger than life. But it’ll take more than a killer ‘do to defeat this talented songbird’sdemons.

Back to Black – a brutally honest retelling of her breakup with then-boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil – has sold more than 3.3 million copies, powered by confessional songs like “Rehab.” But in 2007, the brilliant Brit was hospitalized for a drug overdose, checked into – and out of –rehab, and got busted for drug possession. She reunited with andmarried Fielder-Civil, only to have him hauled off to jail (they have sincedivorced).

In January 2008, after being caught on camera allegedly doing drugs, Winehouse entered rehab. Weeks later, she won five Grammy awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist


1983

Amy Winehouse
September 14

Amy Winehouse has Arrived

Cab driver Mitch Winehouse and his pharmacist wife Janis welcome their second child Amy into their North London home. When the Winehouses split, a nine-year-old Amy and her older brother Alex live mostly with their mother in Southgate – a London suburb best known for housing the Priory, a celebrity-friendly rehab hospital. “She was always very self-willed,” her father Mitch tells Rolling Stone in 2007. “Not badly behaved but…different.”

1996

Amy Winehouse

Too Cool for School

At 12, Winehouse wins a space in the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School, but is expelled long before graduation. (The final straw? Getting her nose pierced). “She was very bright but she was always messing around,” mom Janis tells London’s Daily Mailin 2007. By 16, Winehouse – who later tells Interview, “I’m not very ambitious at all” – lands a deal with Simon Fuller’s (the man behind American Idol) management company. She eventually signs with Island Records.

2003

Amy Winehouse
January

The Amy-Blake Rollercoaster

Winehouse meets Blake Fielder-Civil (left), a part-time gofer on music video sets, at a local bar. She promptly has his name tattooed above her heart, and the two begin a tempestuous, on-and-off romance. During one particularly prolonged hiatus, he reconciles with an old flame and a heart-broken Winehouse writes the bulk of her 2007 breakthrough album, Back to Black. It was a time of extreme creativity, but Winehouse admits she was

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