MTV To Tribute Amy Winehouse At VMAs

Rumors of an Amy Winehouse tribute can now be silenced as MTV News has confirmed this Sunday’s Video Music Awards showing will indeed include a tribute to the late British soul singer.  While the rumor mill had previously mentioned names like Christina Aguilera and Adele as performers set to honor the ‘Back To Black’ singer, MTV confirmed today that the tribute will be introduced by legendary jazz singer Tony Bennett.

Via MTVNews:

“…Tony Bennett will pay tribute to the legacy of late Video Music Awards nominee Winehouse during a very special segment at the 2011 VMAs.  Bennett, whose last VMA appearance was in 1993, will introduce the tribute, which includes footage of him recording “Body and Soul” with Winehouse this past March at Abbey Road Studios in London.”

Set to be released on September 14th (Amy’s 28th birthday), all proceeds from ‘Body and Soul’ will go to a children’s charity named in honor of the singer.

Fans can tune into MTV on August 28th to see what other stars will take part in the tribute.

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  1. IN THE SOUTH,WE DON’T STAN FOR BIRDS,WE FRY ‘EM UP & SERVE THEM WITH BISCUITS & DIRTY RICE (IS†ANN4GAGA) August 23, 2011

    That’s Good

  2. LEXUS!!! August 23, 2011

    YES!!!!!!!

    R.I.P AMY!!! – YOU DID OUR COUNTRY PROUD – THE U.K’S NATIONAL TREASURE!!!

  3. kody3x August 23, 2011

    just looking forward to seeing chris brown perform

  4. jamir21:bey,rihanna,brit,gaga,nicki >>>>> KERI ! August 23, 2011

    @ Kody3x nobody cares !!!
    Good for MTV for doing this….!

  5. S*** August 23, 2011

    Hi I am s*** and i am an pathetic loser with no life !

  6. S*** August 23, 2011

    @S***

    WRONG, you are a pathetic loser with no Gravater 😉

    #FAIL!

    NE/Way, So MTV give Amy Winehouse a Tribute after a Month while BET takes 10 YEARS to give Aliyah one SIDEEYE o_O

  7. S*** August 23, 2011

    I like to hang on beyonce`s p**** lips for FUN !

  8. Madonnalover August 23, 2011

    Out of all people, tony bennet……..?
    ……………

  9. Rich August 23, 2011

    Awwww 🙁

  10. Yellow Gorillah August 23, 2011

    That is Good Of Them,, she deserves it….

    The VMA is turning out to be good this year.

  11. Pop Royalty (Rude Boy) August 23, 2011

    @ Yellow Gorillah
    Will you like to have s** !?

  12. missbitch August 23, 2011

    thats cool, but why tony benett?!
    wouldve loved to see christina or adele..

  13. Madonnalover August 23, 2011

    @KODY3X
    B**** go away!! this aint about chris brown!!
    F***.

  14. BREEZYTHEBEST( AKA CHRIS IS KING) August 23, 2011

    Troubled soul,finally at peace.

  15. Rossie August 23, 2011

    @ Madonna Lover
    well it makes sense tony bennett worked with her on her last record a couple months ago.

  16. Rossie August 23, 2011

    I still can’t believe till this day that this girl is gone it hasn’t sinked in for me.

  17. Yellow Gorillah August 23, 2011

    @Pop Royalty (Rude Boy)

    I don’t have s** with Humans

    *Sips Monkey Juice*

  18. Live, Love, Party August 23, 2011

    @In the south is that a pic of gaga?! Omg she looks so pretty. Where’d you find that pic?

  19. Live, Love, Party August 23, 2011

    @Rossie r u serious? Did you live under a rock? We all knew this was coming. She was a train wreck waiting to happen. IT HAPPENED. Well, I’m not gonna go into that anymore but I got over her death. I don’t feel anymore sorrow. There’s ppl dying everyday from starvation and babies with a*** and we’re worried about a crack addict that didn’t give two shits about her life obviously. Come for me tho if you wanna just being honest. RIP amy crackhouse. 🙁

  20. jamir21:bey,rihanna,brit,gaga,nicki >>>>> KERI ! August 23, 2011

    @ Yellow Gorillah You are really a gorillah !!

  21. Live, Love, Party August 23, 2011

    @S*** I agree w/ you! Wtf is with all this amy winehouse praise when aaliyah died in a crash? I think we both know who’s death was more tragic and who’s death wasn’t so surprising. -_-

  22. THE HISTORIC LACEFRONCE. August 23, 2011

    Amy>>>>BLEACHonce

  23. Bitter b****** make me sick…. Throw up (queenbey) August 23, 2011

    Im more excited for Amy’s tribute than for Britney’s tribute 😉

  24. pop royalty (MUSIC OF THE SUN) August 23, 2011

    yes !

    i knew this will happen anyway !

    yesssssss !

    R.I.P amy ! love u !

    *ignores the b**** using my user-name , i f***** her mind , don’t blame her ppl* 😆

  25. Madonnalover August 23, 2011

    @LIVELOVEPARTY
    Honestly,I respect you, but you are f****** PATHETIC sometimes!!! Can you appreciate this girls talent instead of dwelling on the cause of her death! I mean F*** why is it an issue? You know why people are sad? They are sad because she was so f****** talented and she let it go to waste! She could have been great, she could have been a legend and that to SENSITIVE and caring people like me and many others is TRAGIC! MY GOD, the girl is dead can you please stop!!!

  26. Bitter b****** make me sick…. Throw up (queenbey) August 23, 2011

    @LIVE, LOVE, PARTY-

    Why must U do this every post???

    U do kno Aaliyah was advised NOT to board the airplane she was killed on right???

    She was told the weight of the plane was exceeding the limits….. She decided NOT to unload the plane and she board it anyways…..

  27. Madonnalover August 23, 2011

    Im so f****** pissed, I mean you post up and down in amy posts about her death and how she was addicted to drugs like we didnt already know this. It dosent f****** change the fact that she was so talented and that she deserves all the praise!!! PART of her downfall was the media!! I mean can you f****** give the girl a break and stop being so ICY?

  28. VA STAND UP!!! August 23, 2011

    This should be nice. MTV usually does a good job when it comes to tributes. Adele & Christina are definitely capable of giving Amy a proper. Adele always kinda remined me of Amy. I just hope Christina doesn’t over sing like she tends to do sometimes.

    This show is definitely shaping up to be something that I should tune in for. Hopefully it won’t disappoint.

  29. pop royalty (MUSIC OF THE SUN) August 23, 2011

    @ LIVE , LOVE, PARTY :

    when you are dead ! it doesn’t matter to have all ppl alk about how great you once were ! it doesn’t do anything to them ! AT ALL !

    so move on plz …… !

    both were talented souls ! leave it like that ! they were so talented in bad ages ! so god said his words and preferred to have them in heaven !
    R.I.P aaliyah & amy !

  30. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 23, 2011

    Christina Aguilera, Adele, Bruno Mars and Esperanza Balding are also rumoured to perform in this tribute.

  31. Live, Love, Party August 23, 2011

    But aaliyah didn’t have YEARS of self destruct and drug abuse like amy. Amy died a slow death. Aaliyah’s was more tragic. I’m guessing she was oblivious to the large loads of luggage on the plane and WASN’T aware the pilot was drunk at the time so she thought she was going to be okay. That doesn’t mean she wanted to die -_-

  32. VA STAND UP!!! August 23, 2011

    Live, Love, Party
    August 23, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    @Rossie r u serious? Did you live under a rock? We all knew this was coming. She was a train wreck waiting to happen. IT HAPPENED. Well, I’m not gonna go into that anymore but I got over her death. I don’t feel anymore sorrow. There’s ppl dying everyday from starvation and babies with a*** and we’re worried about a crack addict that didn’t give two shits about her life obviously. Come for me tho if you wanna just being honest. RIP amy crackhouse.

    —————————————————————————–

    You are so f****** childish & ignorant for that comment! I am a huge Aaliyah fan too but who the f*** are you to say that Aaliyah’s death is more tragic than Amy’s?! Then to call her ‘Amy Crackhouse’?! What kind of bootleg Aaliyah fan are you?! You may have ‘gotten over her death’ but CLEARLY her family & fans haven’t! How would you feel if someone told you to ‘get over Aaliyah’s death’ since it’s been 10 years?! Who the hell are you to tell someone how to grieve or who should be paid tribute to?! B**** grow up!!

    Amy just died LAST month so of course she is gonna get tributes at upcoming award shows cause it’s still fresh in everyone’s mind!! Aaliyah died TEN YEARS AGO and MTV DID give her a tribute at the 2002 VMA’s! Aaliyah had a Behind the Music special & a E! True Hollywood story after her death! Aaliyah’s death got a lot of coverage! Aaliyah got the respect that she deserved and in reality she got more exposure after her death cause she really was not that big a star when she was alive! That’s just the truth! Aaliyah was like Selena, she got more attention after her death than when she was alive!

    FYI: Amy’s toxicolgy reports were just released and it said there were NO illegal drugs found in her system you dumbass! She may have had issues with substance abuse but an overdose was NOT the cause of her death! Even if it was that doesn’t make it any less tragic!

    That’s just as bad as people bringing up Aaliyah’s fling with RKelly when she died! Everyone one in the industry has had scandals that tarnished their image but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be paid tribute for the impact that they maid in the industry!

  33. Skin. ( The Queen Of Grape Juice ). August 23, 2011

    W.O.W !!!!

    Tribute for Amy ?! I know, It`s amazing. She deserve it. I can`t wait to see Aguilera (best voice of our generations) perform the goldies Back To Black .

    …And The FIRTS Tribute is dedicated to Britney Spears ( The Princess Of Pop ). + The famous VANGUARD + BEST POP VIDEO !

    28.8.2011 – a day on which to remember.. ! 🙂

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  34. Skin. ( The Queen Of Grape Juice ). August 23, 2011

    Hey haters, shake your ass !!! 😀

  35. VA STAND UP!!! August 23, 2011

    Live, Love, Party
    August 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm
    But aaliyah didn’t have YEARS of self destruct and drug abuse like amy. Amy died a slow death. Aaliyah’s was more tragic. I’m guessing she was oblivious to the large loads of luggage on the plane and WASN’T aware the pilot was drunk at the time so she thought she was going to be okay. That doesn’t mean she wanted to die -_-

    ————————————————————————————

    You still sound like an idiot! So you think Amy WANTED to die?! Substance abuse is a sickness and once you become addicted it’s not hard to stop! Like I said before there were NO drugs found in her system at the time of her death so it wasn’t a drug overdose!
    Her cause of death is still undeteremined!

    You clearly don’t even know about Aaliyah as much as you claim to! The pilot of the plane was NOT drunk! Where the f*** did you even get that from? There were reports that there was cocaine & marijuana in his system but drugs can stay in your system for weeks! The final report concluded that the plane was over loaded with passengers and luggage so it wasn’t the pilot’s fault! Do you really think that if the pilot was drunk no one would have noticed?!

    Like I said, you can’t say that Amy’s death is less tragic than Aaliyah’s just because you are an Aaliyah fan. You sound childish as hell!

  36. dorisscott August 24, 2011

    The toxicology results for Amy Winehouse are in and the singer, who passed away last month at 27, had no illegal substances in her system. http://bit.ly/oOIVcB

  37. nice_gurl August 24, 2011

    At least they got someone that was pretty close to her and she worked with to do a tribute. Am excited for the show this year.

  38. lola August 24, 2011

    I hope Aguilera doesn’t perform one of Amy’s singles because she’ll just over sing it and she doesn’t have as much soul as Amy did. That’s wonderful that the VMAS are tributing her. Damn… how many tributes are they doing this year. Britney, Amy, and isn’t there another Michael tribute this year?

  39. princebarbietv August 24, 2011

    This is nice of them but I’m starting to think this years show is going to be a Circus! Seems like a bit much to have two tributes in one night, and Lady Gaga as well 🙂
    ** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Ix8_r9iY8 **

  40. Erica August 24, 2011

    A tribute to Amy – should have Dionne Bromfield.

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