Singer nominated for the Best British Female
michael baggs
11:08 11th January 2013

Even in death, Amy Winehouse continues to make headline, becoming the first artist in Brit Award history to be nominated posthumously.

The Back To Black singer has been nominated for the 'Best British Female' prize. Winehouse will be competing against Paloma Faith, Bat For Lashes (Natasha Khan), Jessie Ware and Emeli Sande.

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on February 20.

Emeli Sande will also be performing at the ceremony, which will be held at London's O2 Arena, along with Muse, Robbie Williams and One Direction.

The Rolling Stones have also hinted that they may put in appearance at the show, having been nominated for 'Best British Live Act'.

The group played the O2 twice in Novemeber and have suggested they're eager to return.

Winehouse died tragically in 2011, aged 27, at her Camden home after drinking heavily.

An initial inquest concluded with a verdict of death by misadventure, but a second inquiry had to be held when it emerged the coronor in charge of the investigation wasn't qualified for the role.

This week Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, slammed the coroners office for their mistakes, labelling them idiots.

Not only did the incorrect appointment mean that a second investigation had to be held, but after the inital inquiry the coroners office delivered their report to the wrong address.

Amy Winehouse perfoming at Glastonbury in 2008

The second inquest, which concluded this week, upheld the original verdict of death by misadventure.

Mitch said he was unsurprised that the result had been the same.

"It is the same evidence so it was bound to reach the same conclusion. What other conclusion could they reach?" he Tweeted.

"It was a massive cock up. They messed up twice. it is preposterous."

If Amy does in fact win the 'Best British Female' award she'll bethe first person to ever be given a BRIT Award after death.

But simply by being nominated, she's already made history.

Below: Amy Winehouse's legacy - from the beehive to the denim shorts