Here are 10 compelling facts about the album and the frenzy that surrounded it. Winehouse turned to girl groups and other Sixties sounds to escape the jazz influences on her debut Frank. Ronson and Winehouse shared a publishing company, which encouraged a meeting between the two.
It was released by Island Records on 30 April as the album's third single. The song was written by Winehouse and Mark Ronson , and produced by the latter. It was included on several compiled year and decade-end lists of the best in music and was further considered to be one of Winehouse's signature songs. The single peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom and is Winehouse's third best-selling single in that country. A documentary film based on the life and death of Winehouse, Amy features a videoed tape of Winehouse recording the song with Mark Ronson , in March and an a cappella melody was featured on the film's soundtrack.
Back to Black is the second and final studio album by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse , released on 27 October by Island Records. Winehouse predominantly based the album on her tumultuous relationship with then-ex-boyfriend and future husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who temporarily left her to pursue his previous ex-girlfriend. Their short-lived separation spurred her to create an album that explores themes of guilt, grief, infidelity and heartbreak in a relationship. Tom Elmhirst mixed the album at Metropolis Studios in London. Back to Black was acclaimed by music critics, who praised Winehouse's songwriting and emotive singing style as well as Remi and Ronson's production. It has also been cited as being a key influence to the widespread popularity of British soul throughout the late s, paving the musical landscape for artists such as Adele , Duffy , and Estelle. At the same ceremony, Winehouse won four additional awards, tying her with five other artists as the second-most awarded female in a single ceremony.