It’s been a little over a year now since the untimely death of Amy Winehouse, and the foundation formed in her memory is getting ready for its first annual award ceremony. At this fall’s Amy Winhouse Inspiration Awards and Gala, the Amy Winehouse Foundation will honor three artists for their work in “helping to inspire greatness in others.”
The winners of the inaugural Amy Winehouse Inspiration Award will be hip-hop legend Nas, crooner Tony Bennett and producer/songwriter Salaam Remi. Nas — who collaborated with Windehouse on her “Like Smoke” and his “Cherry Wine” — will perform alongside other yet to be announced musicians at the event. The gala takes place on October 11 at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria.