Amy Winehouse was born on September 14th, 1983 in London, England. In her early years, her life was surrounded by jazz music where she developed a love for it. At around age ten, her father left her family because he had been seeing another woman, the breakup had devastating consequences on Amy. When she was 12 years old, she was accepted into the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. When she was 16 she was allegedly expelled for "not applying herself" and piercing her nose, although the expulsion of Amy has been denied by both her Father and Sylvia Young herself. She had been going off and on with school, ditching a lot of classes and earlier had developed bulimia, but her parents didn't think much of it as she just passed it off as a diet, to quote lightly, "where she could eat whatever she wanted and she could just puke it up." At the same age however, she got her first break with her demo tape getting passed on by friend and pop singer, Tyler James, who gave it to his label, A&R who had apparently been looking for a jazz singer. The opportunity gave her a record deal with Island/Universal. Her debut album was l, Frank(released in 2003), it was a very praised album with its mix of jazz, soul, hip-hop and pop. The album got to the upper levels of the UK's album chart in 2004 and she won the BRIT awards for, "Best Female Solo Artist" and "British Urban Act." Around this time she started to get the image of a wild party girl where she would often show up to clubs and TV performances too drunk to sing. She was on-and-off relationship with her MV assistant, Blake Fielder-Civil where they would publicly fight each other verbally and physically. They often privately abused hard drugs. In 2006, her management company thought it would be best that she be put into rehab for alcohol abuse. When her father was asked about it he said she'd be fine and she didn't need it, she'd sort it out/she could handle her problems by herself. Her father pretty much maintained this philosophy until her death. She soon dropped that management company and later released her critically and publicly acclaimed song, Rehab, as one of the many songs on her second album, Back to Black.