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Amy Winehouse Tributes: The Best Performances In The Year Since Her Death

Remembering Amy
When Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, some called the tragedy “unavoidable”. Whether or not you agreed with that particular sentiment, you can’t deny that on that day one year ago, music lost one of the most unique and soulful voices of our time. Russell Brand said it best in his tribute to his late friend: “Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today.”

Then the industry gathered to collectively grieve in the manner most natural to them: in song. Through live performances both premeditated and impromptu, her contemporaries honored the British singer and her otherworldly talent with a series of touching tributes that continue even today. Below we’ve included the seven standouts that moved us most of all. More »