10 things you should know about Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

1. As a kid, little Amy wanted to be a roller-skating waitress.

2. At age 10, Amy and her best friend formed a rap duo inspired by Salt-n-Pepa. The name? Sweet ‘n Sour. “I was sour, of course,” she told London Observer.

3. Amy got her first tattoo, a small Betty Boop on her back, at age 15. At that point, she told Rolling Stone, “My parents pretty much realized I would do whatever I wanted, and that was it, really.”

4. Just how high is Amy’s trademark beehive? “On a good day, easily six [inches],” she told Entertainment Weekly.

5. Not surprisingly, Amy has strong opinions when it comes to cocktails. Her favorite one is the Rickstasy: three parts vodka, one part Southern Comfort, one part banana liqueur and one part Bailey’s.

6. Winehouse has an estimated £10m fortune, tying her for tenth place in the listing of the wealth of musicians under age thirty.

7. Amy earned about £1m singing at two private parties during Paris Fashion Week as well as another £1m to perform at a Moscow Art Gallery for Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.

8. Amy Winehouse sang with Mick Jagger as Rollin Stones announced Amy inspired them as a classis soul singer. Unfortunately Amy couldn’t make it to touring with the band.

9. She is the first British artist to win five Grammy Awards, including three of the”Big Four”: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

10. Sadly, there are people who are mean. There is a website www.whenwillamywinehousedie.com dedicated to Amy’s death date. It suggests users guess her final breath and be crowned Mr. Or Mrs. Death. Winner will be rewarded with an iPod Touch.



One response to “10 things you should know about Amy Winehouse

  1. they say music is therapeutic… so she has at least that much going for her

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