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MTV To Honor Amy Winehouse At This Year's VMAs! Isn't That A Wonderful Idea?

Tue, August 16, 2011 10:06am EDT by HL Intern Add first Comment

The awards show will also salute the achievements of pop-icon Britney Spears!

Amy Winehouse has never been a part of the MTV Video Music Awards — in 2007, she pulled out of a performance at the awards show after canceling her entire North American tour.  But this year, she’ll be one of the biggest highlights when the awards show pays special tribute to the late singer. 

“We had a great history with Amy,” says VMA executive producer Amy Doyle.  “She was very near and dear to us.”  Winehouse performed a rare, intimate performance for MTV back in 2007 for their 45th At Night series.

In addition to saluting Amy Winehouse, the awards show will also feature a special tribute to Britney Spears.  “She was having an incredible year and she is so beloved by the MTV audience that we started to think what could we do that would be a different experience [from years past],” Amy Doyle revealed.  “Obviously everything from her choreography to her fashion to her videos will be [covered]. We said ‘let’s challenge ourselves to do something unique.'”

Be sure to check out the MTV Video Music Awards live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on August 28th at 9e/8c!

— Michael Emer