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Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black album’s 15th anniversary celebrated in Camden

It has been 15 years since Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black album was released (Picture: Getty / David Parry/PA Wire)

Amy Winehouse’s iconic album Back to Black turns 15 years old this week and the anniversary was marked in style in Camden.

The singer, who died in 2011, was honoured with a large inflatable black heart with her signature on it to mark a decade and a half since her iconic album was released.

The 20-foot-tall heart stands alongside a portrait of Amy on a shop front in the part of London she called home until her death.

Back To Black was also commemorated by Spotify UK with an enhanced album experience for the singer’s catalogue, with exclusive content from her record label and estate.

Artists inspired by Amy have also shared testimonials, including Yungblud who said of the singer: ‘I think it’s very rare when an artist comes along like Amy because she represented more than genre, more than music. She represented an attitude.

‘I remember the first time I heard Back to Black, it completely changed my whole thought process and my whole identity and gave me confidence to be undeniably myself.’

The giant inflatable was to mark the anniversary in her hometown (Picture: PA)
Amy tragically died in 2011 at just 27 years old (Picture: Rosie Greenway/Getty Images)

Mahalia added: ‘She was always really special to me and someone I always looked up to and someone that I wanted to be just like.’

Back To Black was Amy’s second studio album, a follow-up to 2003’s Frank, and reached number one in January 2007, with the lyrics inspired by her tumultuous relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil.

The album won a Grammy in 2008 and saw a huge resurgence after Amy’s death in 2011.

Back To Black brought the world some of Amy’s biggest hits including Rehab, Tears Dry On Their Own and Love Is A Losing Game as well as the title track.

Amy died at the age of 27 in July 2011 due to alcohol poisoning at her home in Camden, with fans flocking to the home to leave tributes and flowers outside after the news broke.

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