Amy Winehouse was a controversial and talented British singer who had estimated net worth of $10 million. Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983, in London, England. She studied music at the theater school she attended, and was even in a rap group at age ten. She began writing music at age fourteen, and her boyfriend, a soul singer, passed a demo tape on, and she was eventually signed to 19 Management, as well as EMI. In 2003, Winehouse released her first album, entitled, "Frank," which was well-received by critics and topped the UK charts, but was nowhere near the success of 2006′s "Back to Black."
Noted as the best-selling album of 2007, "Black to Black" fully complimented Winehouse' fascinating vocal style. She manages to combine a hip-hop/soul sound, with a more rock and roll style. Winehouse has said previously that she has often been influenced by the "do wop" style of the 1950s. Winehouse created several chart-topping hits, including, "You Know I'm No Good," and "Rehab." Winehouse has also released several B-sides, including the hit, "Valerie." Winehouse has consistently stayed true to her style, and has never seemed to try and change in order to gain the approval of the masses. Winehouse' experiences with drugs, alcohol, and the scrutiny of her romantic life have all been overshadowed by her immense talent. Her five Grammy Awards and revitalization of the music industry are proof enough.
Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment on July 23rd, 2011 at the age of 27.