Amy winehouse dating history
After she rose to fame, during an interview she expressed her dismissal towards the school by saying that she used to beg her father to allow her not to go and that she learned nothing about being Jewish by going anyway.After toying around with her brother Alex's guitar, Winehouse bought her own when she was 14 and began writing music a year later.After the release of the album, Winehouse commented that she was "only 80 percent behind [the] album" because Island Records had over-ruled her preferences for the songs and mixes to be included.In contrast to her jazz-influenced former album, Winehouse's focus shifted to the girl groups of the 1950s and 1960s.However, Winehouse had already recorded a number of songs and signed a publishing deal with EMI by this time.Incidentally, she formed a working relationship with producer Salaam Remi through these record publishers.Produced mainly by Salaam Remi, many songs were influenced by jazz and, apart from two covers, Winehouse co-wrote every song.
Mitch Winehouse relates in Amy, My Daughter how fascinating watching her process was: her perfectionism in the studio and how she would put what she had sung on a CD and play it in his taxi outside to know how most people would hear her music.
The album was also shortlisted for the 2004 Mercury Music Prize.
In the same year, she performed at the Glastonbury Festival – Jazzworld, the V Festival and the Montreal International Jazz Festival (7 July 2004, at the Club Soda).
She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul 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 woman to win five Grammys, including three of the General Field "Big Four" Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Beese told Hit Quarters that he felt the excitement over an artist who was an atypical pop star for the time was due to a backlash against reality TV music shows, which included audiences starved for fresh, genuine young talent.