Amy Winehouse tribute scheduled for 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

amy-winehouse-singing-getty.jpgThe 2011 MTV Video Music Awards are Sunday, Aug. 28.  It will feature a tribute to the gone-too-soon singer Amy Winehouse, who passed away tragically last month at the age of 27.

Tony Bennett, whose duet with Winehouse that appears on his upcoming "Duets II" album and is the last recording she made before her death, will introduce the tribute. MTV and Bennett have released a statement detailing that the tribute would feature a debut video of Bennett's and Winehouse's recording session at the Abbey Road Studios in London.

"It was a thrill to record with Amy Winehouse and when you listen to the recording of 'Body and Soul,' it is a testament to her artistic genius and her brilliance as one of the most honest musicians I have ever known," says Bennett.

The "Body and Soul" single and video will be released for puchase on Sept. 14, which would have been Winehouse's 28th birthday. Proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was established by Amy's family after her passing.

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will air live Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

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