London: Singer Amy Winehouse's much-awaited third album is not complete and won't be released in the near future, says her producer Salaam Remi.

Following the star's recent death, speculation has grown about the material she recorded for her highly-anticipated follow-up to 2006's 'Back to Black', which was slated to be released last year, reported Femalefirst online.

The singer's unheard work was said to be enough to fill three albums, but Remi, a long-time producer and friend of Winehouse, says that it was nowhere near completion at the time of her passing and is adamant rumours of an impending release are false.

"We were working on it; it's not a complete album. We had a lot of things going, there are recordings, but first things first, I think. We're trying to focus on what's at hand and what her family wants to do. So those reports (of a release) are false.

"To put it all in a nutshell, Amy loved to sing, to write. Amy had strong opinions on everything. She was very opinionated about what she liked. At the end, she was a real person. She had a huge heart," Remi said.

After the singer's death, her album 'Back to Black' re-entered the Billboard 200 at number nine and 'Rehab', her biggest US hit, climbed to No 9 on the Hot 100 chart.

(Agencies)