The Biography of Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse, a British chanteuse, emerged as a prominent figure in the genres of jazz, soul, and reggae. She was hailed in the Guinness Book of Records as the first and only British songstress to garner five Grammy awards.
Childhood and YouthBorn in London in 1983 to parents with Russian Jewish roots, Amy Jade Winehouse grew up in a family deeply rooted in music, particularly jazz. Her father worked as a taxi driver and her mother as a pharmacist. Amy had an older brother, Alex, who was three years her senior. The family was fractured in 1993 when her parents divorced.
Musical CareerAmy Winehouse’s debut album "Frank" was released in the autumn of 2003, with Salaam Remi serving as the producer. The album was warmly received by critics, who favorably compared Amy to Macy Gray, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday. The debut was certified triple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. However, Amy was dissatisfied with the result, claiming that she only considered 80% of the album to be truly hers and that the label included songs she didn’t like.
In November, a DVD titled "I Told You I Was Trouble", featuring a London concert and a documentary about the artist, was released.
At this time, the popularity of "Back to Black" was accelerating. The album earned Amy five Grammys in 2008.
In June 2011, the artist cancelled her European tour after a scandal in Belgrade. Amy appeared on stage in front of 20,000 spectators, spent more than an hour there, but never sang. She greeted the audience, spoke with musicians, stumbled, and when she started singing, she forgot the words and eventually left amid the audience’s boos.