Amy Winehouse Through the Years (PHOTOS)

Though she may have passed a few months back, Amy Winehouse is all but forgotten. Her music and iconic beehive hairdo are still fresh in our hearts and minds. Today, Sept. 14, the London native with the powerhouse vocal cords and love of 1960s girl groups would’ve celebrated her 28th birthday.

Be sure to click on the gallery and view pics of Amy throughout the years.

Amy first burst onto the music scene with her debut album Frank in 2003, but it was her sophomore effort that made her an international superstar. Backed by singer-songwriter-producer Mark Ronson and her smash single “Rehab”, which chronicled her own addiction problems, Back to Black skyrocketed Amy into superstardom in 2006.

Unfortunately for the beyond talented vocalist, her life continued to imitate her art. Battling several addictions, Amy bounced in and out of rehab while somehow maintaining a rocky relationship with longtime love Blake Fielder-Civil. Amy sadly passed away on July 23, 2011.

After the shocking news, an outpour of love came from the entertainment world as some of Amy’s closest friends and colleagues paid their respects to the fallen star.

More recently at the 2011 VMAs on August 28, Russell Brand, Tony Bennett and Bruno Mars all honored Amy Winehouse, the artist and friend.

 

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