Amy Winehouse Back To Black cover competition launched by Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s second album Back To Black, long-time collaborators Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson have launched a very special challenge.

Vocalists have been asked to cover Amy’s Just Friends, Tears Dry, Rehab or Back To Black with all proceeds raised from the challenge going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up after the singer’s death by her parents to help those struggling with addiction, homelessness and mental health conditions.

Islands Records has put out lyric videos to make everything as easy as possible, with fans encouraged to upload their covers to YouTube.

A winner will be chosen by Salaam and Mark, with the prize being a chance to record a performance in the studio and have it showcased on Island’s YouTube.

Salaam says he’ll be watching each one, and anyone particularly impressive could get an opportunity for some studio time with him – if you think you’re up to it, enter here.

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