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Amy Winehouse to Be Honored at 2011 'VH1 Divas' Concert

December 16, 2011 (8:29 am) GMT
Florence Welch, Wanda Jackson, Sharon Jones, The Dap-Kings and Nas will take part in the special segment to salute the 'Back to Black' hitmaker.

The life and legacy of is going to be remembered at this year's "VH1 Divas" concert. One of the performers at the special tribute will be Florence Welch. The lead singer of is going to collaborate with Wanda Jackson to perform the late singer's hit single "Back to Black".

Reflecting Winehouse's "contribution to modern, London soul music," the segment will also feature Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings performing "You Know I'm No Good". The tribute medley will be introduced by , who joined forces with the "Rehab" hitmaker on the first single of her current posthumous album.

This year, "VH1 Divas" will pay homage to the places like Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia. It will be headlined by , , , , and Florence. They will do the special performances at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.

Aside from those headliners, the gig will also feature performances from special guests , , and . Already having enough of female acts for the annual event, VH1 adds some boys to the mix by choosing and ' as additional acts.

The performances to honor to big cities where soul music originated and ultimately flourished will be accompanied by as a house band. Their member Questlove will pull a double duty as a musical director. The special gig is set to air on Monday, December 19.

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