Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tribute: Amy Winehouse

(14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011)

Amy Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter. She is best known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres, including soul, jazz, rock and roll and R&B. Winehouse released two albums of original music: Frank (2003) and Back to Black (2006). Frank was originally released byIsland Records in October 2003 in the United Kingdom and in November 2007 in the United States. Because of the success of her second album,Frank was later re-issued in the UK in May 2008 and in the US in June 2008. Black to Black was issued under Island Records in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia, and under Universal Republic in the US. Several of Winehouse' singles have charted worldwide, including "Rehab", "You Know I'm No Good", "Back to Black", "Tears Dry on Their Own", and "Valerie".

Winehouse's debut album earned several awards and recognitions, including an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song ("Stronger Than Me"), a BRIT Award nomination for Best Female Solo Artist, and an inclusion in Robert Dimery's 2006 book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Back to Black produced numerous nominations, including two from the BRIT Awards (Best Female Solo Artist and Best British Album), six from the Grammy Awards, four from the Ivor Novello Awards, four from the MTV Europe Music Awards, three from the MTV Video Music Awards, three from the World Music Awards, and one each from the Mercury Prize (Album of the Year) and MOBO Awards (Best UK Female). Overall, Winehouse received 23 awards from 58 nominations.

source: wikipedia

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