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Name: Amy Winehouse                                                                   
Birth name: Amy Jade Winehouse                                                         
Born: 19 September 1983 Southgate, London, England                                     
Amy Jade Winehouse (born 19 September 1983) is an English soul, jazz, and R&B         
Winehouse's 2003 debut album Frank did well, both commercially and critically,         
in her native Britain. It was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up     
album Back to Black led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the       
record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night and becoming the         
first British singer to win five Grammys, including three of the "Big Four":           
Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. On 14 February 2007,         
she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated       
for Best British Album. She has won the Ivor Novello Award twice, among other         
prestigious distinctions.                                                             
Winehouse has created media buzz apart from her singing. Her distinctive style,       
most notably her former signature beehive hairstyle, has spawned imitators and         
been the muse for fashion designers, most notably Karl Lagerfeld. The singer's (and   
her husband's) struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as self-destructive   
behaviour, have become regular tabloid news since 2007. The couple have also           
been plagued by legal troubles that have led to the cancellation of several tour