Late singer Amy Winehouse will receive a special honor from the legendary Tony Bennett at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday.
Bennett will reportedly introduce video footage from a March recording session he had with Winehouse, according to Rolling Stone.
The pair got together to record the song Body and Soul for Bennett's upcoming album, Duets II.
It was a thrill to record with Amy Winehouse and when you listen to Body and Soul,' it is a testament to her artistic genius and her brilliance as one of the most honest musicians I have ever known, Bennett said in a statement to Rolling Stone.
Bennett, 85, has not appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards since 1993, a year when actor Christian Slater had hosting duties and the music charts were ruled by Pearl Jam, Aerosmith and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
While comedian Chelsea Handler received rave reviews for hosting the 2010 VMAs, MTV confirmed on Wednesday that the network has decided to proceed without a host for Sunday's moon men show, according to Billboard.
Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Adele and Bruno Mars are all expected to perform at the Nokia Theater, where the show will be held.
On July 23, Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment. While the cause of the 27-year-old's death is still unknown, Winehouse's family confirmed that her death was not related to serious drugs.
Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death. Results indicate that alcohol was present, but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death, the family said in a statement.
The 2011 MTV Music Video Awards are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. EST on Aug. 28.
Bennett's Duets II, with appearances by Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, Aretha Franklin and John Mayer, arrives in stores on Sept. 20.