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Amy Winehouse (14 September 1983 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul (sometimes labelled as blue-eyed soul and neo soul), rhythm and blues, and jazz. Winehouse's debut album, Frank (2003), was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her follow-up album, Back to Black (2006), led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the general field "Big Four" awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Winehouse won three Ivor Novello Awards: in 2004, Best Contemporary Song for "Stronger Than Me"; in 2007, Best Contemporary Song again, this time for "Rehab"; and in 2008, Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game." She also won the 2007 Brit Award for Best British Female Artist, having been nominated for Best British Album, with Back to Black. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011, aged 27. Her album Back to Black posthumously became, for a time, the UK's best-selling album of the 21st century. In 2012, Winehouse was ranked 26th on VH1's 100 Greatest Women In Music. The BBC has called her "the pre-eminent vocal talent of her generation." (AP Photo)

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In this image released by A24 Films, singer Amy Winehouse, right, appears in a scene from the film, "Amy." (A24 Films via AP)

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Amy Winehouse appears in a scene from the film, "Amy." Business manager Nick Shymansky helped director Asif Kapadia reconstructing the timeline of the singer's life, often piecing together the chanteuse's pre-fame life in the early 2000s. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 17, 2009, British Singer Amy Winehouse leaves the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in west London, where she faces a charge of common assault over an incident at a charity ball. A new movie entitled "Amy" directed by Asif Kapadia, is scheduled for release on Friday July 3, 2015. Critics love the movie and top performers sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, but the singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, says the film has been edited to depict the family as doing too little to help the ephemeral Amy Winehouse overcome addiction. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, FILE)

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Amy Winehouse 1983-2011 - the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home. She was 27. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

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** FILE ** British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs at a studio in north London, in this Feb. 16, 2007, file photo. Winehouse received six Grammy nominations on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, including best new artist. The Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

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British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs at a studio in north London in February 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Mitch Winehouse, left, the father of the late singer Amy Winehouse, has pulled permission to use her music and photos in a new play about her life and career. (Associated Press)

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Young fans of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse light candles for her outside her house in London on Monday, marking the first anniversary of her death. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs at a studio in north London. Mitch Winehouse, father of the late singer Amy Winehouse, says he has a hard time enjoying her breakthrough "Back to Black" album because the songs are about her ex-husband. Winehouse blames Blake Fielder-Civil for leading her into drug abuse, and he details her long decline in a new memoir, "Amy, My Daughter." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

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** FILE ** British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs at a studio in north London in February 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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**FILE** British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs at a studio in north London in February 2007. (Associated Press

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The house owned by the late British singer Amy Winehouse is seen in north London, Thursday, May 31, 2012. The family of Amy Winehouse has put the late singer's London home up for sale for 2.7 million pounds ($4.2 million). (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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**FILE** In this photo from Feb. 16, 2007, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by the Associated Press at a studio in north London. (Associated Press)

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Amy Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis (second from left) Winehouse, meet Callum Miller; his mother, Jane Morgan; and grandmother, Victoria Morgan, at a children's hospice that received a grant from the Amy Winehouse Foundation. (The Amy Winehouse Foundation via Associated Press)

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Mitch Winehouse gazes at his late daughter Amy Winehouse's chiffon dress that fetched $67,120 at the "Passion for Fashion" auction in London. (Associated Press)

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British singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home on July 23. A coroner said she died of accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after weeks of abstinence. (Associated Press)