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Friday, August 26, 2011

Britney & Amy MTV Tribute

Britney Spears and Madonna were on the MTV Video Music Awards stage together their infamous kissed created one of the most memorable moments in MTV history.
Now the pair are set to reunite again when Madge presents Brit with a special tribute award during Sunday's VMA show. Spears, who is set to perform her hits Hold It Against Me and I Wanna Go, will also watch famous fans, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj and Janet Jackson join together on stage in a special musical tribute to her, according to the website's sources.
The tribute -- which is usually reserved for performers who are much older than 29-year-old Spears -- was reportedly set up to ensure that the I'm a Slave 4 U singer makes an appearance at the show.
"Britney's young to receive an award like this, but the producers know that it will force Britney to come to the show," the source claimed. "That will help boost ratings."
Amy Winehouse will be honored by singing legend Tony Bennett, who will introduce never-before-seen footage from his March recording session with the late soul singer at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios.
The session, which was Winehouse's last, saw the duo record Body and Soul for Bennett's upcoming Duets II album, out Sept. 20.
"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," Bennett said in a statement.
All proceeds will go towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by her father, Mitch Winehouse, to help young people with drug problems.
Amy Winehouse BACK TO BLACK Album of the 21st Century
Amy Winehouse is still hitting music milestones after her untimely death last month. Britain's Official Charts Company says Winehouse's Grammy-award winning "Back to Black" has become the best-selling album in the U.K. in the 21st century. The company, which tracks music sales in the U.K., said Wednesday that "Back to Black" overtook James Blunt's 2005 debut album to claim the title this week.

Winehouse's second album had jumped to the No. 1 spot on the charts shortly after the soul singer was found dead in her London town house on July 23. An initial post-mortem failed to determine cause of death, and Winehouse's family said Tuesday that toxicology tests showed she had no illegal drugs in her system when she died.
An inquest into Winehouse's death begins in October.

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