At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Bruno Mars paid a moving Valerie tribute to Amy Winehouse.
Bruno’s tribute performance to Amy was the English band The Zuton’s ‘Valerie’ — a track which Amy recorded and released in 2007 with friend and music producer Mark Ronson.
With the big band and doo-wop backing singers, Bruno sang on stage in front of images of Amy Winehouse while the audience of stars including: Adele, Katy Perry and Russell Brand sang, clapped and tapped along.
During the performance Bruno also got the audience involved in a shout-out to Amy Winehouse.
“We’ll miss you baby, you got the whole world singing.” – Bruno Mars