This day marks singer Amy Winehouse's what would have been, the 32nd birthday. The Grammy winner might not be with us, but her soulful voice and music keeps her fresh in our memory.
Winehouse struggled with addiction and died at the age of 27 in
July, 2011 due to alcohol poisoning. The singer shot to immense
fame after her song, Rehab topped the charts.
The "Rehab" singer won five Grammy Awards for the 2006 album.
Amy Winehouse was really talented and the song, Rehab was written
just casually. The late singer was walking the streets with her
producer Mark Ronson talking about how her friends were trying to
check her into a rehab for alcohol abuse and then she suddenly
broke out into the first line of the song.
When Ronson asked whose song was it, she simply replied, "I
wrote it off the top of my head, I was just joking."
English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her
eclectic mix of musical genres found international success with her
second album, "Back to Black."
Despite being in the public eye and hitting headlines for her
addictions, very little is known about the singer. You can watch
Kapadia's documentary, 'Amy' based on Amy Winehouse's career to
get to know more.
However, here are some more facts to know about Amy
Amy began writing music at the age of 14 and a former boyfriend
sent a tape of her singing with a jazz band to an A&R (Artists
and Repertoire) man.
Wanted to be a waitress
In Rolling Stone's 2007 cover story, it was revealed that Amy
"didn't aspire to be a musician, though; instead, she fantasized
about being a roller-skating waitress like the ones she'd seen in
'American Graffiti.'" A waitress from that film is shown in the
Amy Winehouse formed the rap group with her best friend,
Juliette Ashby when she was just 10-years-old. Winehouse described Sweet 'N' Sour as
being the "little white Jewish Salt-n-Pepa" and that she was
Amy's addiction made headlines which eventually took her life.
Fielder-Civil and Winehouse's divorce in 2009 was apparently the
reason which got her introduced to crack and heroin.
Her Super Sexuality
The Guardian had a Q&A with Amy Winehouse in 2007 where one
of the questions was "What would your super power be?" Winehouse
answered, "super sexuality." In the same interview, Amy also
revealed how sex helped her relax, "more sex and more gym" was the
simple thing that improved her life. Her favourite word was,
Before winning Grammy awards and singing, she apparently used to
work as an entertainment reporter. However, she found the job
boring and quit to find a career in singing. The rest is all
Self-harming and disorders
Amy once confessed to self-harming and spoke of battles with
eating disorders. The English singer was so madly in love with her
then fiance, Blake Fielder-Civil, she carved his into her stomach
with a shard of mirror which was a crop during a photo shoot with
Terry Richardson. In May 2007, Amy married Blake in a secret
ceremony in Miami, and got divorced in 2009. Before 2007, the two
allegedly cut themselves together to ease the pain of
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