- Was a member of England's National Youth Jazz Orchestra as a teenager.
- Released her acclaimed debut album, the jazz-leaning Frank, in 2003.
- Scored her first U.S. radio hit with "Rehab," the first single from 2006's platinum Back to Black.
- Was arrested for marijuana possession in Norway in October 2007; in a separate incident, husband Blake Fielder-Civil was jailed on charges of assault and perverting the course of justice.
- Appeared on fashion critic Richard Blackwell's infamous Worst-Dressed List for 2007.
- Aspired to be a roller-skating waitress after watching the movie American Graffiti as a child.