Divas plan tribute to Winehouse

Dec. 16, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" show will feature a special tribute to the late British soul singer Amy Winehouse, the cable network said.

Winehouse died of accidental alcohol poisoning during the summer. She was 27.

"The tribute will reflect Winehouse's contribution to modern, London soul music," VH1 said in a news release Thursday. "Some highlights of the tribute will include Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings performing "You Know I'm No Good," and Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) and Wanda Jackson will perform her song 'Back to Black.' The Dap-Kings contributed a number of tracks for Winehouse's Grammy Award-winning album 'Back to Black.' In addition, Nas, who collaborated with Winehouse on the first single of her current posthumous album, will introduce the tribute medley."

Previously announced performers are Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius, Travie McCoy, Anita Baker, Mavis Staples and Ledisi.

Previously announced presenters include Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Nas, Common and La La Anthony. In addition, Martha Reeves of Martha & The Vandellas has signed on as a performer, and Archie Panjabi and Sherri Shepherd are set to be presenters, VH1 said.

The show is to premiere Monday night.

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