Florence Welch And Travie McCoy Pay Tribute To "Legendary" Amy Winehouse

20 December 2011, 07:52

The 'Shake It Out' singer and Gym Class Heroes front man have described the 'Back To Black' singer as an "incredible" artist who will not be forgotten.

Florence Welch and Travie McCoy are among several artists who have praised the late Amy Winehouse following VH1's Divas Celebrate Soul event in New York City on Sunday (18th December).

The tribute concert, which aired on the network yesterday (19th December) culminated in a tribute performance by Florence and the Machine of Amy's hit single 'Back To Black', following earlier sets from the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Jessie J, Mary J Blige.

"She was the most incredible artist, and I kind of feel overwhelmed to be doing it," Florence told MTV News, before taking to the stage.

"She was in a class by herself," R&B star Mary J Blige agreed. "She just broke the mould when she came out. It was like, 'Wow, who is this?'

"And I could hear all of the pain before I even knew she had pain."

Rapper Travie McCoy was similarly appreciative of Amy's singing talent and insisted the 'You Know I'm Know Good' singer's music would never be forgotten.

"I don't think there's gonna be another voice that cut through the way her voice cut through," Travie mused. "And I think that alone makes her a legend.

Watch Florence and the Machine's Amy Winehouse tribute performance below:


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