It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Amy Winehouse

Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.'s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The British press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alcohol, and tragic end, but fans and critics alike embraced her rugged charm, brash sense of humor, and distinctively soulful and jazzy vocals. Her platinum-selling breakthrough album, Frank (2003), elicited comparisons ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Macy Gray and Lauryn Hill. Interestingly enough, despite her strong accent and vernacular, one can often hear aspects of each of those singers' vocal repertoires in Winehouse's own voice. Nonetheless, her allure had always been her songwriting -- almost always deeply personal but best known for its profanity and brutal candor.

Born to a taxi-driving father and a pharmacist mother, Winehouse grew up in the Southgate area of northern London. Her upbringing was surrounded by jazz. Many of the uncles on her mother's side were professional jazz musicians, and even her paternal grandmother was romantically involved with British jazz legend Ronnie Scott at one time. While at home, she listened to and absorbed her parents' selection of greats: Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra among others. However, in her teens, she was drawn to the rebellious spirit of TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, and other American R&B and hip-hop acts of the time. At the age of 16, after she had been expelled from London's Sylvia Young Theatre School, she caught her first break when pop singer Tyler James, a schoolmate and close friend, passed on her demo tape to his A&R representative, who was searching for a jazz vocalist. That opportunity led to her recording contract with Island Records. By the end of 2003, when she was 20 years old, Island had released her debut album, Frank. With contributions from hip-hop producer/keyboardist Salaam Remi, Winehouse's amalgam of jazz, pop, soul, and hip-hop received rave reviews. The album was nominated for the 2004 Mercury Music Prize as well as two Brit Awards, and its lead single, "Stronger Than Me," won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.

Following Winehouse's debut, the accolades and inquiring interviews appeared concurrently in the press with her tempestuous public life. Several times she showed up to her club or TV performances too drunk to sing an entire set. In 2006, her management company finally suggested that she enter rehab for alcohol abuse, but instead, she dumped the company and transcribed the ordeal into the U.K. Top Ten hit "Rehab," the lead single for her second, critically acclaimed album, Back to Black. Containing evocative productions from Salaam Remi and British DJ/multi-instrumentalist Mark Ronson, the album somewhat abandoned jazz, delving into the sounds of '50s/'60s-era girl group harmonies, rock & roll, and soul. The fanfare over the release was so great that it started to spill over onto U.S. shores; several rappers and DJs made their own remixes of various songs, not to mention covers by Prince and the Arctic Monkeys.

One month after Winehouse won Best Female Artist at the Brit Awards in February 2007, Universal released Back to Black in the U.S. The LP charted higher than any other American debut by a British female recording artist before it, and it remained in the Top Ten for several months, selling a million copies by the end of that summer. Just as in the U.K., she became the talk of the town, landing on the covers of Rolling Stone and Spin magazines. Not long afterward, though, Winehouse canceled her North American tour. Early reports revealed that she was entering rehab for alcohol and drug addiction, but her new management denied the claims, stating it was due to severe exhaustion. Her erratic behavior kept her and her new husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, in the tabloids constantly, on and off stages on both sides of the Atlantic, but in late 2007, American fans were finally given a chance to hear Winehouse's early work, with a slightly abbreviated (two songs removed and one added) version of Frank.

Unfortunately, the next four years were filled with drama, disappointment, and very little music. By 2009, her marriage had ended in divorce, she had repeatedly been arrested on assault charges and/or public order offenses, her struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues tragically played out in the press. Public performances turned into incoherent disasters, the worst of them posted to video-sharing sites for all to see. A track on the Quincy Jones tribute Q: Soul Bossa Nostra appeared in 2010, while a duet with Tony Bennett was announced in early 2011, but a planned follow-up to Back to Black would never make it past the demo stage. Winehouse was found dead in her Camden, London apartment on July 23, 2011. The coroner's report, delivered three months later, revealed that her blood alcohol content had reached a potentially fatal level.

Nearly two months after her death, Winehouse's first posthumous appearance was released on Tony Bennett's Duets II, where she duetted with him on "Body and Soul." Near the end of 2011, her family's foundation announced the release of Lioness: Hidden Treasures, a posthumous compilation featuring recordings from throughout her career (although a few of the arrangements were recorded after her death). A year after Lioness came At the BBC, a deluxe CD/DVD set -- available both as a four-disc box and a smaller two-disc compilation -- rounding up all of her live performances for the British Broadcasting Company.

In the summer of 2015, Amy, a documentary by director Asif Kapadia, told her story through photographs, archival footage (in the studio and out), and music. Much of this media had not been available previously. It also contained interviews with friends, family, musical collaborators, and the late singer. That October, a soundtrack was issued that alternated previously released and unreleased Winehouse material with pieces from the film's score. ~ Cyril Cordor
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Lioness: Hidden Treasures

1. Our Day Will Come

2. Between The Cheats

3. Tears Dry

4. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

5. Like Smoke

6. Valerie

7. The Girl From Ipanema

8. Half Time

9. Wake Up Alone

10. Best Friends, Right?

12. A Song For You

x

Track List: Back To Black

1. Rehab

2. You Know I'm No Good

3. Me & Mr. Jones

4. Just Friends

5. Back To Black

6. Love Is A Losing Game

7. Tears Dry On Their Own

8. Wake Up Alone

9. Some Unholy War

10. He Can Only Hold Her

11. Addicted

x

Track List: Pumps / Help Yourself (Explicit)

x

Track List: Frank

1. Intro / Stronger Than Me

2. You Sent Me Flying / Cherry

4. I Heard Love Is Blind

5. (There Is) No Greater Love

6. In My Bed

7. Take The Box

8. October Song

9. What Is It About Men

x

Track List: Back To Black: B-Sides

1. Valerie

2. Cupid

3. Monkey Man

4. Some Unholy War (Down Tempo)

5. Hey Little Rich Girl

6. You're Wondering Now

7. To Know Him Is To Love Him (Live)

8. Love Is A Losing Game (Demo Version)

x

Track List: Frank (B-Sides)

1. Take The Box (Demo)

2. I Heard Love Is Blind (Demo)

3. Someone To Watch Over Me (Demo)

4. What It Is (Demo)

5. Teach Me Tonight (Hootenanny)

6. 'Round Midnight

7. Fool's Gold (B-Side)

8. Stronger Than Me (Later With Jools Holland)

9. I Heard Love Is Blind (Live At Concorde)

10. Take The Box (Live At Concorde)

11. In My Bed (Live At Concorde)

12. Mr Magic (Through The Smoke) (Janice Long Session)

13. (There Is) No Greater Love (Janice Long Session)

14. F**k Me Pumps (MJ Cole Remix)

15. Take The Box (Seijis Buggin' Mix)

16. Stronger Than Me (Harmonic 33 Remix)

17. In My Bed (CJ Mix)

x

Track List: Like Smoke / Our Day Will Come (Single)

1. Like Smoke

2. Our Day Will Come

x

Track List: Rehab (Radio Single)

1. Rehab (feat. Jay-Z)

x

Track List: You Know I'm No Good (Single)

2. You Know I'm No Good (Feat. Ghostface Killah)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
josh5189
I need to poot
Report as inappropriate
Queen of music ��������
Report as inappropriate
I'm so glad you're dead
Report as inappropriate
We all miss her. RIP Amy Winehouse
Report as inappropriate
Andrew Q loved her. Are you two hangin' out in heaven? We miss you!!
Report as inappropriate
Ohhh. Amy why did you leave us??!
Report as inappropriate
jessica jones won a peabody award
Report as inappropriate
Kiss your hand 5 times and post this on two other songs and you will find a shiny new iPhone
Report as inappropriate
glyniel
Love you Amy :)
Report as inappropriate
Hey Amy winehouse
Report as inappropriate
reynagaeddie 7 0
Such a wonderful singer that voice of an Angel
Report as inappropriate
norma looks like winehouse
Report as inappropriate
wangjing1211
Her songs are just as unique as herself
Report as inappropriate
vieragroup
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you
Report as inappropriate
much skinnier than amy lee
Report as inappropriate
amy was a good girl
Report as inappropriate
I'm sorry Amy. The world didn't see you how you wanted to be seen and for that, I am so sorry. We took advantage of you when you were with us and only regretted it when we didn't have you anymore.
Report as inappropriate
)
Report as inappropriate
I had a dream that I was on stage singing this to an audience of giant tree frogs. Amy's dress I was wearing didn't fit at all! How embarrassing !
Report as inappropriate
��
Report as inappropriate
I love this song
Report as inappropriate
Yup....aweso m e
Report as inappropriate
years is under me����!
Report as inappropriate
Yeah boy i the same best ever!
Report as inappropriate
truth!
Report as inappropriate
what a loss!!!!!!!! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
I'm gonna record a demo
Report as inappropriate
toadfitch
rest in peace may ur amazing musical talents stay in our mourning hearts
Report as inappropriate
tomandmag
In kill��������
Report as inappropriate
I 69ed a girl
Report as inappropriate
Valerie: This song is for my sister Julie Christian-Ki n d e l s p i r e . . I miss you my sweet sister. I haven't seen you in forever and I miss you very much.
Report as inappropriate
Mixco
Report as inappropriate
1princessevi e
Isn't she dead so no reason to try to talk to her
Report as inappropriate
emilyontheca p e
I love you so much
Report as inappropriate
★Queen★
Report as inappropriate
I'm waiting on you
Report as inappropriate
Hello
Report as inappropriate
Please
Report as inappropriate
Can somebody talk to me
Report as inappropriate
Nothing's under my pillow

Report as inappropriate
My mom loves tears dry on their own
Report as inappropriate
Sexy
Report as inappropriate
A truly amazing singer rest in peace, I luv back 2 black
Report as inappropriate
slayer
Report as inappropriate
Vv'vvvvv
Report as inappropriate
Amy why did you haft to take drugs and drink
Report as inappropriate
We will miss her
Report as inappropriate
R.I.P. AMY WINEHOUSE
Report as inappropriate
knitengale9
I love. Her
Report as inappropriate
I loved the candor she wrote her songs with. Watching the Amy documentary, I was flabbergaste d when she auditioned with the song I Hear Love is Blind, but then again how bold is that? Much respect to a woman and an artist who really put herself out there for use to enjoy. I loved so many of her songs, and her lyrics are right on point, if not your traditional girly stuff.
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[122, 102, 110, 66, 121, 79, 69, 121, 76, 77, 86, 75, 88, 114, 119, 119, 88, 126, 85, 97, 84, 84, 112, 106, 95, 96, 97, 109, 123, 65, 98, 96, 124, 109, 93, 122, 93, 74, 116, 103, 115, 92, 76, 113, 84, 79, 67, 73, 83, 97, 118, 80, 83, 97, 110, 90, 108, 111, 108, 108, 68, 120, 100, 69, 66, 96, 67, 96, 101, 78, 64, 75, 114, 122, 91, 90, 106, 71, 113, 119, 103, 93, 94, 104, 107, 111, 79, 116, 111, 82, 89, 72, 88, 71, 64, 72, 127, 121, 104, 102, 125, 111, 126, 116, 99, 111, 117, 124, 93, 92, 67, 95, 114, 77, 65, 68, 93, 86, 120, 106, 126, 70, 75, 94, 73, 109, 127, 104, 69, 112, 84, 118, 111, 110, 96, 81, 96, 120, 109, 118, 79, 124, 103, 65, 85, 127, 115, 124, 77, 96, 97, 98, 73, 99, 89, 95, 114, 89, 90, 104, 124, 99, 77, 76, 81, 108, 81, 69, 82, 110, 97, 99, 71, 108, 69, 114, 94, 86, 85, 70, 67, 83, 69, 118, 114, 122, 97, 70, 97, 101, 75, 127, 105, 115, 84, 94, 114, 66, 101, 70, 116, 106, 70, 66, 82, 99, 70, 84, 85, 117, 77, 105, 115, 93, 126, 127, 98, 79, 68, 116, 106, 82, 116, 110, 101, 77, 75, 107, 115, 96, 68, 105, 111, 83, 71, 73, 65, 103, 121, 80, 68, 95, 120, 109, 66, 100, 96, 101, 83, 67, 66, 76, 100, 86, 108, 87, 100, 99, 85, 82, 88, 74, 96, 119, 109, 117, 74, 79, 67, 88, 117, 89, 97, 92, 104, 99, 89, 64, 124, 75, 86, 87, 80, 103, 89, 106, 90, 67, 102, 75, 87, 82, 69, 83, 108, 120, 65, 117, 119, 92, 85, 72, 88, 109, 119, 89, 84, 99, 110, 67, 103, 114, 69, 104, 67, 85, 84, 110, 69, 92, 64, 93, 68, 77, 127, 68, 93, 125, 73, 90, 117, 85, 87, 119, 69, 97, 110, 72, 90, 100, 93, 123, 104, 127, 64, 124, 123, 112, 104, 77, 100, 90, 78, 110, 123, 126, 67, 126, 106, 98, 103, 107, 101, 82, 112, 96, 125, 108, 83, 122, 114, 75, 121, 70, 108, 122, 67, 73, 96, 64, 89, 117, 105, 105, 114, 68, 118, 107, 118, 65, 92, 82, 110, 98, 77, 65, 91, 106, 119, 123, 122, 65, 111, 85, 107, 81, 89, 101, 89, 80, 90, 110, 117, 80, 78, 126, 75, 111, 76, 74, 96, 118, 80, 66, 110, 125, 73, 65, 64, 107, 83, 64, 106, 65, 124, 117, 71, 110, 111, 88, 97, 113, 106, 67, 83, 79, 88, 101, 116, 95, 66, 101, 65, 85, 89, 110, 108, 88, 102, 73, 120, 73, 78, 84, 92, 81, 89, 77, 117, 99, 71, 116, 107, 83, 110, 68, 72, 115, 96, 126, 118, 85, 111, 109, 120, 88, 77, 75, 123, 107, 74, 124, 93, 116, 78, 78, 67, 74, 91, 96, 79, 121, 94, 83, 109, 66, 76, 75, 120, 120, 78, 116]