Island Records Announces Amy Winehouse 'Back to Black' Cover Contest

Amy Winehouse fans can compete in a 'Back to Black' cover contest that will benefit the later singer's foundation.

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Love Amy Winehouse? Have impressive singing chops? Then keep reading.

Island Records has just kicked off a cover competition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Winehouse's seminal album Back to Black. The label announced the contest on Monday, calling on fans to submit their own renditions of the record’s standout tracks.

Here’s how it works: Contestants can go to the Amy Winehouse Vevo channel to find video lyrics for the songs "Back to Black,” "Rehab,” "Tears Dry on Their Own,” and "Just Friends." The former two feature production by Mark Ronson, while the latter two are by Salaam Remi. From there, each video will include a link to download the original instrumentals for the song, which will serve as the backing track for each submission. Fans can then film their performance, upload it to YouTube, and then submit it for consideration on Winehouse’s official website.

Ronson and Remi will judge the submissions and select a winner, who will get the chance to record their cover in a studio and have it featured on Island Records’ official YouTube account.

The label and Vevo will donate all contest proceeds to the Amy Winehouse foundation, which is dedicated to help young people overcome homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, unemployment, and more.

You can learn more about the competition in Remi's video below. The contest submission form is available here

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