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Amy Winehouse was a talented lyricist, musician and entertainer who’s music genre was R&B, Soul and Jazz.

Amy Winehouse’s music and recognisable beehive hair style was influenced by her love of 1960s girl groups The Ronettes and British soul singer Mari Wilson.

Amy Winehouse’s first studio album was titled Frank. Frank was released on 20 October 2003.

Amy’s debut album Frank entered the upper levels of the UK album chart in 2004 when it was nominated for BRIT Awards in the categories of “British Female Solo Artist” and “British Urban Act.” Frank went on to achieve platinum sales.

Amy’s album Frank was successful in the UK and went on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize, just one of the many music awards Amy Winehouse won in her career.

Amy’s second album Back To Black was released in the UK on 30 October 2006. It went to number one on the UK Albums Chart numerous times, and entered at number seven on the Billboard 200 in the US.

It was the best-selling album in the UK of 2007, selling 1.85 million copies over the course of the year.

From Amy’s second album Back To Black, track #7 “Rehab” was named by Time magazine as the Best Song of 2007 and by Rolling Stone as the eighth-best song of the 2000s.

Your can read about the song lyrics here.

Posthumous AlbumOn October 31, 2011, it was announced that a posthumous album of unreleased material, entitled Lioness: Hidden Treasures, has been compiled for release on December 5, 2011.

Proceeds from Amy Winehouse’s music on this album will go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation a charitable organisation set up by her family in memory of Amy.

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