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Amy Winehouse's Father Confirms Lady GaGa, Tony Bennett and Adele Will Honor Late Singer With VMA Tribute

Posted on Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:30 PM PDT

awinehousebrazi230.jpgIt's official!

Rumors have been swirling about the upcoming tribute to the late Amy Winehouse during this Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, and now her father, Mitch Winehouse, has just confirmed the news.

Lady GaGa, Tony Bennett, and Adele will all take part in a special performance of Body and Soul, which was Winehouse's last recording.

Amy's father announced on Friday:

    “Our family is honoured that the VMAs are giving Amy this wonderful tribute. We know that Amy’s performance of Rehab at the MTV Movie Awards played an important part in Amy’s worldwide success.”

The Body and Soul track will also be featured as the first single from Bennett's upcoming album, Duets: An American Classic, which is set to be released Sept. 14th. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards airs Sunday, Aug. 28th. Find out what Lady Gaga had to say about her upcoming "surprise" performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, after the jump ...

Lady Gaga confesses: "I'm really very honored and excited to open the show. But I won't reveal anything; I want it to be a surprise. It will be a continuation of everything I've been doing, and it will be exactly what they want. I'm pretty good at knowing what my fans want me to do. I was just really excited and I was really happy because they asked me after I told them what I wanted to do. So it was even more exciting because I knew that it was based off the performance idea and MTV believing in me as an artist and they have, and I appreciate that, from the beginning. They always allowed me to do my version of pop music and not someone else's." We can't wait!



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