Nas & Tony Bennett to receive first Amy Winehouse Awards

Nas, who worked with the Rehab singer shortly before her 2011 death, will also perform at the first Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards & Gala in New York on October (12), which will benefit the charity foundation set up in her memory.

The rapper says, "Amy was an amazing talent and a special artist. She was like a little sister to me. I'm happy to be involved with a foundation that not only keeps her memory alive but helps support those things she cared most about - kids and music."

Bennett and producer Salaam Remi will also be honored for inspiring "greatness in others".

Bennett recorded jazz standard Body & Soul with Winehouse for his hit 2011 Duets II album and donated a portion of proceeds to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

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