Awards tribute To Winehouse

A tribute to Amy Winehouse will add a bit of reverence to the always irreverent MTV Video Music Awards tonight.

A tribute to Amy Winehouse will add a bit of reverence to the always irreverent MTV Video Music Awards tonight.

The 27-year-old British singer died in July after a years-long battle with substance abuse.

Her last known recording was with Tony Bennett on his upcoming 'Duets II' album and Bennett will lead the memorial for the 'Rehab' singer.

But the mood shouldn’t be sombre for long. The always colourful and playful Katy Perry is the leading nominee with 10; Adele and Kanye West are tied for seven each. Scheduled performers during the two-hour broadcast include Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Beyonce.

The VMAs will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and air live on MTV from 9-11pm EDT (2am Irish Time) on MTV.

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