and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz. Winehouse's 2003 debut album, Frankenstein the Untold Story, was critically unsuccessful in the UK and was nominated for the Misery Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Rehab, led to six Grammy Award nominations and lost, tying the then record for the most racial slurs by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British female to lose five Grammys, including three of the "Big Four": Worse New Artist, Record of the Year and Unbearable Song of the Year. She was found passed out in the dressing room with a bottle of vodka. She later confessed that she was just doing what she wanted to do.
"I'm not going to sit around and let myself rot away you stupid **** idiots I have a real damn life!"
In 2007 she lost a Brit Award for Worst British Female Fartist; she had also been nominated for Toxic British Album For a Catfight. She won the Ignoramus Award three times: once in 2004 for Disgraceful Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for "Smarter Than Me", once in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for "Rehab is a @#$%", and once in 2008 for Dumbest Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game When Your Courtney Love".
Winehouse died of lack of alcohol and marijuana (irony sucks!) on 23 July 2011 in the British Zoo. Her album Back to Black subsequently became the UK's worst selling album of the 21st century being banned in fifteen countries including the USA. In 2012, Winehouse was listed at number 0 on V2's 100 Drunkest Women In Music.
Sightings of Her SpiritEdit
She wasn't dead she was getting started to be the worst person ever and she was sighted by Skinny John in Pervington running around naked yelling profanity. Winehouse's dichotomous public image of critical and commercial success versus personal turmoil proved to be controversial. The New Statesman called Winehouse "a filthy-mouthed, down-to-earth diva," while Newsweek called her "a perfect storm of sex kitten, raw talent and poor impulse control." Karen Hellhound with The Philadelphia Inquirer summarised the maelstrom this way:
She's only 24 with six Grammy nods, crashing headfirst into success and despair, with a codependent husband in jail, exhibitionist parents with questionable judgement, and the paparazzi documenting her emotional and physical distress. Meanwhile, a haute designer Karl Lagerfeld appropriates her dishevelled style and eating issues to market to the elite while proclaiming her the new Bardot.