There will never be another artist like Amy Winehouse. When the British singer burst onto the scene in 2003, she was a brash jazz singer putting a modern spin on classic songs. In 2006, with back to black, the album that made her a global superstar, was able to extract the best from soul and pop. Before, with his first album Franchad already begun to conquer a legion of fans with her characteristic humor, her unique charm and, of course, her incomparable voice which made her a
Unfortunately, Winehouse struggled with bulimia and drug addiction and alcoholism his entire life. After years of harassment by the press, he died on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27, joining the infamous club which had also joined the singer of Nirvana Kurt Cobain or the owner of another unique voice. , Janis Joplin.
His legal scandals, tabloid fodder like the rest of much of his life, his admissions to rehabilitation clinics with the history of rehab that no, no, we don’t want to forget and the many disastrous concerts of a young woman crying for help cannot tarnish the brilliant artistic trajectory of a true star.
A star who, inspired by pioneering female rap group Salt-N-Pepa, got her musical debut by forming a hip hop group with her childhood friend Juliette Ashby called Sweet ‘n’ Sour. That she shared a manager with the Spice Girls, that she hated her debut album, acknowledging that she never heard it from start to finish and didn’t even keep it at home, or that she was the first British artist to win five Grammy Awards at the same ceremony.
“Amy changed pop music forever”another icon like Lady Gaga tweeted in 2011. “I remember knowing there was hope and not feeling alone because of it. I was living the jazz, I was living the blues.” In another post, Adele thanked Winehouse for “[allanar] the way for artists like me,” adding that it “got people excited about British music again, while being fearlessly hilarious and lighthearted about it all. I think she never realized how brilliant she was and that made her even more charming.”
We join her memory and her tribute to a deceased but never forgotten singer, with a look back at her life through her most emblematic images.
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“In 10 years I won’t be doing this anymore. I’ll be taking care of my husband and our seven children,” innocent young Amy Winehouse said in 2003. This photo is taken in February of that year, months before the release of his first album.
Amy in one of her first performances in London. In case you didn’t know, she was also a very good guitarist, even though she didn’t record any of the best solos in history.
Amy Winehouse, guitar ready again, presenting her first album: Franc.
The woman in red, yet to sport any of the multiple tattoos (up to 14) she would later get, performs at the Brit Awards nominations party.
A sensational shot of Amy on a trip to Rotterdam.
Amy Winehouse during a performance at the Cannizaro Park Festival in Wimbledon (London) on July 13, 2004. In an interview she gave that year to The Independent and that it was not published until years after her death, she assured that “I would like to be remembered as someone who was not satisfied with a single musical level, as someone who was a pioneer”.
While working on her second album, Amy kept a lower profile, but here she is seen making a Brits appearance in February 2005.
With the publication of back to black a new image has arrived for Amy. Here, she’s sporting the look we’d forever associate her with: her tattoos and that beehive hairstyle that was popular in the ’60s and looked so good on B-52 girls.
Wearing a red dress while performing at the Brit Awards in February 2007.
Amy brought her unforgettable voice to the stage at the famous Coachella festival in April 2007.
With her husband Blake Fielder-Civil in the audience at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Munich.
Amy performing on the famous Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival.
Wearing her signature hairstyle, during an appearance at the South Bank Show Awards.
Amy changed her image drastically in early 2008, when she was photographed with a new blonde hairstyle.
In one of her most memorable performances, she joined Mark Ronson on stage at the Brit Awards in February 2008.
One of Amy’s most memorable moments was at the 2008 Grammy Awards. She couldn’t make it to the event in the United States due to visa issues, so she performed You know I’m no good From England. In this beautiful picture appears pending the price result. She ultimately turned out to be the big winner of the night, taking home five of the six awards she was nominated for.
Amy Winehouse outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London in July 2009. She was on trial for assaulting a fan.
Posing with Tony Bennett after his concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The couple collaborated on a version of the song. body and soul in which it was the last duet recorded by the singer. “She took the spirit of jazz and made it shine in new ways, for a new generation,” the crooner wrote in his 2016 memoir.
Amy Winehouse in Belgrade, during the last concert of her life. Moby, a happy but bored musician who was present at the festival that day, recalls that “from backstage I could hear the crowd booing louder than the music. Amy stood there, swaying from side to side and mumbling things from time to time. from time to time. She stayed on stage for about 30 minutes, then she left and I found her lying backstage. I was horrified.
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