The late, great Amy Winehouse's seminal Back to Black turned ten last week, and her label has partnered with Back to Black producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi to launch a fan contest celebrating the album's legacy.
Today Island Records published new lyric videos for "Back to Black", "Rehab", "Tears Dry" and "Just Friends" on the Amy Winehouse Vevo channel, and each video features a link to download the original backing track. With lyrics and backing tracks in hand, fans are encouraged to film and upload their own covers of the songs to YouTube. Ronson and Remi will judge the entries and pick a winner, who will get to record their performance in studio and have their video premiered on Island's YouTube Channel. Watch Remi explain the contest above, and enter the contest here if you've got the chops.
As Remi explains, all proceeds from this contest go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, an organization founded by Amy's mum and dad that focuses on combating homelessness, drug & alcohol addiction, mental health conditions and unemployment amongst vulnerable populations of young people.
Most recently, the charity opened Amy’s Place, a women-only recovery house in East London that's one of the few such homes in the country.