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Amy Winehouse facts: How did she die, who was her boyfriend and how many tattoos did she have?
Amy got her first guitar when she was 13, and began writing music a year later. Her break came at 16, when her ex-boyfriend, soul singer Tyler James, sent a tape of her singing with a jazz band to his A&R manager. It eventually led to a contract with the Island/Universal record label, and a publishing deal with EMI.