10 Things You Didn’t Know About Amy Winehouse

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  • At age ten, Winehouse founded a short-lived rap group called Sweet ‘n’ Sour with childhood friend Juliette Ashby
  • Winehouse signed to Simon Fuller‘s 19 Management in 2002. While being developed by the management company, the artist was kept an industry secret
  • Winehouse and Mark Ronson contributed a cover of Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” to the Quincy Jones tribute album Q Soul Bossa Nostra released 9 November 2010. Winehouse and drummer ?uestlove of the Roots had agreed to form a group. Winehouse’s problems obtaining a visa delayed the still unnamed group from working together.
  • In January 2009 Winehouse announced that she was launching her own record label. The first act on her Lioness Records is Winehouse’s 13-year-old goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield. Her first album, featuring covers of classic soul records, was released on 12 October 2009.
  • On 5 March 2009, Winehouse was arrested and charged with common assault following a claim by a woman that Winehouse hit her in the eye at a September 2008 Prince’s Trust charity ball. At the same time, she was reported to have spat at the English socialite Pippa Middleton and to have headbutted a photographer.
  • In 2008 Bryan Adams wrote a song for Amy Winehouse in a bit to help her overcome her drug habit. The song titled Flower Grown Wild, is about the dangers of drug-taking
  • After tinkering with her brothers guitar, Amy was given her first guitar at the age of Thirteen and became obsessed with it – writing songs, dabbling in drugs and eventually dropping out of school a year later. She went on to do well however, winning an Ivor Novello Award in 2004 for her song “Stronger than me” which came off her first album called Frank, in 2003.
  • Amy has a song on the soundtrack of ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’, a cover of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”
  • Amy has a song on the soundtrack of ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’, a cover of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”
  • In her song Rehab, she mentions the names Ray and Mr. Hathaway. These are references to the soul singers Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway.
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