Amy Winehouse to receive posthumous MOBO, maybe

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2011

Amy Winehouse

Reports claim that Amy Winehouse could be honoured with a posthumous award at this year’s MOBOs ceremony, which will take place in Glasgow on 5 Oct. She was a six-time nominee at the annual awards, winning out in the Best UK Female category in 2007.

The Mirror quotes a source as saying: “In many ways Amy began her career at the MOBOs. Even before she was famous she would perform acoustically at their launch parties. We are working out a way for her to be remembered during the show itself in terms of artists performing her songs and it’s quite possible there will be an award”.

Many have credited the late singer, a long-time jazz advocate, with fuelling the upsurge of interest in retro R&B and soul-inspired music observed in the wake of her second album ‘Back To Black’. Which, strangely enough, didn’t earn her a single MOBO gong.

In other Winehouse news, fashion company Fred Perry has announced that it will go ahead with plans to put on sale autumn and winter collections of clothes designed by the late singer before her death. In a statement, the company said: “After much consideration and with the blessing of Amy’s family, we have decided to release the AW11 Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry Collection. Amy was passionate and dedicated to the collaboration, and her signature style is clearly stamped across each piece. Amy’s royalties and fees from both collections will be donated to the soon-to-be-established Amy Winehouse Foundation. Fred Perry will also make a seasonal donation to the Foundation”.