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On what would have been her 33rd birthday, let's take a look back at the girl behind the voice... and the headlines.
Amy Winehouse was born in the Southgate area of north London to Jewish parents on September 14th 1983.
Music ran in the family. Amy's grandmother, Cynthia, was a singer, and many of her uncles were professional jazz musicians.
Her father Mitch often sang Frank Sinatra songs to young Amy... who took up a habit of constantly singing during school lessons!
When Amy was nine years old, her grandmother Cynthia suggested she attend the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School to further her vocal skills. While at the school, Amy founded her first band: a short-lived rap group called Sweet 'n' Sour with Juliette Ashby. We'd love to hear those songs!
Amy joined Sylvia Young Theatre School but she was allegedly expelled at 14 for 'not applying herself' and also for piercing her nose. Seems like she always was a feisty one!
After toying around with her brother Alex's guitar, Winehouse received her first guitar when she was 13 and began writing music a year later.
Winehouse signed to Simon Fuller's 19 Management in 2002.
Amy's debut album, 'Frank', released a year later, showcased the singer's precocious talent and earned her three BRIT Award nominations. Then, she had a makeover to create the iconic Amy Winehouse look...
Amy Winehouse had plenty of celebrity pals. Lily Allen was once quoted in a Scottish newspaper as describing Amy as a 'very clever, intelligent, witty, funny person' and one of her influences.
One of Amy's greatest influences was 1960s girl groups, both in sound and fashion. Her stylist, Alex Foden, borrowed her 'instantly recognisable' beehive hairdo (a weave) and she borrowed her Cleopatra makeup from The Ronettes.
Mark Ronson was roped in for co-production duties on 'Back to Black'. The pair would have a hugely successful working relationship exemplified by their cover of The Zutons' 'Valerie'. Peaking at number two, it remains Amy's most successful single.
The last album released during her lifetime, 'Back to Black' connected with millions of people through Amy's soul-bearing lyrics about love and heartbreak.
'Back to Black' won a whopping five Grammys in 2008, tying the record for the second-most awards won by a female artist in a single ceremony. Adele won six for 21 earlier this year - but it was Amy Winehouse who paved the way for Adele's success.
With over 3.5 million copies sold in the UK to date, 'Back to Black' became the second best-selling album of the 21st century in Britain at the time - only trailing Adele's '21'.
'Back to Black' has sold well over ten million copies worldwide, including 2.5 million in the USA. It was hugely successful in Europe, reaching number one in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland!
Although singles such as 'Rehab', 'Tears Dry on Their Own', and 'You Know I'm No Good' ruled their airwaves, Amy Winehouse was going through personal problems with addiction and heartbreak.
Amy Winehouse married Blake Fielder-Civil on May 18th, 2007 in Miami Beach, Florida.
The couple would have a fraught relationship, and eventually finalised their divorce on August 28th 2009. Amy dated director Reg Traviss for around two years before her death.
Amy's career, though, was going from strength to strength. The timeless quality of her sound, combined with her devastating vocal delivery and a modern hip-hop swagger, ensured that her music had universal appeal.
Amy Winehouse had a particularly close relationship with her father Mitch. After Amy passed away, Mitch launched The Amy Winehouse Foundation with the goal of raising awareness and support for organisations that help young adults with problems such as addiction.
Amy Winehouse's live shows could be breathtaking for her incredible vocal acrobatics. Amy has one of the most memorable voices in popular music.
Amy Winehouse led the celebrations on stage at the 46664 concert honouring Nelson Mandela's ninetieth birthday in London!
There's no doubt that Amy Winehouse's success paved the way for female singers like Adele and Florence Welch. 'Amy is a true phenomenon,' said Adele to People. 'When Amy was big in America, I was blowing up in England, and I think it made the journey over a bit smoother.'
Amy Winehouse sadly passed away on July 23rd, 2011, from accidental alcohol poisoning. She was found in her Camden home. Her final years had seen her battle various addictions with no success.