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To celebrate the life and music of Amy Winehouse,the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will pay special tribute to the late British songstress with music legend, Tony Bennett.  Winehouse and her hero,Bennett, recently recorded the duet, “Body and Soul,” for his upcoming Duets II album, out September 20th.  Marking his first appearance on the VMA stage since 1993, Mr. Bennett, who won one Album of the Year, at the 1995 GrammyAwards for the CD “MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett,” will introduce thetribute, which includes unveiling footage from their recording session together.

“Body andSoul” was Winehouse’s final session and took place this past March at Abbey Road Studios in London.The single and video will be released by Columbia Records September 14th,Amy’s Birthday, in support of the Amy Winehouse Foundation established bythe late singer’s family to help a number of charities connected with children and young people.

“It was a thril lto 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,” said Mr. Bennett.

Winehouse, known for the depth and power of her soulful voice will be remembered by fans and peers for her awe inspiring talent and classic hits such as “Rehab,” “Back to Black,” “Me & Mr. Jones,” and “You Know I’m No Good.”

Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse said, “Our family is honoured that theVMA’s are giving Amy this wonderful tribute. We know that Amy’s performance of Rehab at the MTV Movie Awards played an important part inAmy’s worldwide success.”

2011 VMA performers include Lady Gaga, Adele,Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, ChrisBrown, Pitbull and Young The Giant. Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez,Kim Kardashian, Odd Future, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas,Jared Leto, and JB Smoove from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm are confirmed to present.  Additionally, Jessie J was just announced as VMA house artist. The “2011MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28,2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayedPT) in America.

South African viewers can watch the VMA’s live on MTV  on the 28th at  01:30  when the Red Carpet starts followed by the VMA showat  02:30.

Viewers throughout Africa can watch the VMA’s  on MTV Base on Monday 29th August  at 21:00 when the VMA Red Carpet   starts followed by the award show at 21.50.

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