Packin' sass and soul into one luscious package, Amy Winehouse wowed critics with her 2003 debut, Frank, a mélange of jazz, soul and sharp, explicit lyrics. Frank went platinum and picked up nominations for a Brit Award and the Mercury Music prize. Winehouse's unique rasp is often compared to the voices of Sarah Vaughn and Macy Gray. Her unapologetic brashness adds to her provocative, bad girl persona, an image that's been fueled by talk of eating disorders, depression and alcoholism. For her second album, Back to Black, she collaborated with producer/DJ Mark Ronson to put a fifties/sixties girl group spin on the sound. The album went to number one on the UK albums chart.
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