Amy Winehouse's legacy continues. The Grammy-winning singer, whose life was cut tragically short in 2011, would have turned 33 years old today. Celebrities around the world are mourning Amy's talent and sharing their thoughts on her lasting impact.
"Happy Birthday Amy X," tweeted Adele. The fellow Brit has often cited Amy's impact on her successful career. “If it wasn't for Amy and Frank, 100% I wouldn't have picked up a guitar,” she told i-D. “I wouldn’t have written 'Daydreamer'or 'Hometown,' and I wrote 'Someone Like You' on the guitar too.”
Collaborator Mark Ronson - who produced Amy's hit album Black to Black - posted a photo with the singer. "Two of the most important people in my life were born on this day," he captioned.
Amy Winehouse enjoyed a brief but impressive career. Her debut album, Frank, was a critical success. Its follow-up, Back to Black in 2006 was an international hit and won five Grammy Awards. She was the first British female to win five Grammys, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year. After a publicized battle with drugs and alcohol, Amy passed away from alcohol poisoning in 2011.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation was set up in her memory to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in young people. The organization marks Amy’s birthday with celebrations at Camden Market in her hometown London.
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