As well known for her fraught personal life as her chart-topping songs, Amy Winehouse was one of the most compelling vocalists in the world. The critical and commercial success she achieved with her multi-million selling second album, Back to Black, catapulted her to international stardom in 2007, but it was her life offstage that generated daily headlines in the tabloid press. Drinking binges, self-harm, eating disorders, drug abuse and a turbulent marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil overshadowed her music even as her record sales soared, and the world’s media watched eagerly as Amy’s world imploded, while her talent threatened to go with it. Tragically, on 23 July 2011 Amy lost her long-term battle with drugs and alcohol, passing away aged just 27.
This no-holds-barred biography tells her story in full, from childhood through to the pleasures and pains of superstardom, her blazing talent, the years she lost to her addictions, the final days before her death, and the lasting legacy of her raw and heartfelt music.