News: Jay-Z Pays Homage To Amy Winehouse, "My Favorite Song By This Amazing Talent"

Monday, Jul 25, 2011 5:13PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has paid his respect to late singer Amy Winehouse and revealed his favorite record from the 27 year-old's two album catalogue.

Young Hov chose Winehouse's "Tears Dry On Their Own" from her 2007 platinum-selling album, Back to Black as his favorite.

"Rest in Peace AMY. "Tears Dry On Their Own" "My favorite song by this amazing talent.," Jay wrote on his Life + Times blog with a large image of Winehouse. (Life + Times)

In 2007, Jay linked with Winehouse for the remix of her hit, "Rehab."

Originally released in November of 2006, in England, as the lead single off her new album, Back to Black, singer Amy Winehouse is quite a brave sole. Most patients who go through a rehab program wouldn't think to broadcast their experiences to the world. Amy however decided to use the process of her addiction and recovery to create the Mark Ronson produced hit, "Rehab." Inspired by her talent and storytelling, Jay-Z reached out to Amy to record a verse for the remix. The end result is a meeting of the minds that should resonate well with audiences of all ages and addictions. (DJ Booth)

Over the weekend, Universal Music Group issued a statement on the singer's unexpected death.

Universal Music Group issued the following statement today following the death of Amy Winehouse: "We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist, performer and friend. Our prayers go out to Amy's family, friends and fans at this difficult time." At the moment, she is dominating the front page of iTunes, with Back to Black at #1, and her first album, Frank, at #6. Below one of her finest moments and a prophetically sad memorial. (HITS Daily Double)

Winehouse's final public appearance was last Wednesday (July 20) in London.

Amy Winehouse's last public appearance came three days before her death, when she appeared on stage with Dionne Bromfield at the iTunes Festival. In a surprise appearance at the Roundhouse, Camden, on Wednesday evening, Winehouse joined her god-daughter onstage for a rendition of 'Mama Said'. Winehouse danced on stage and urged the audience to buy Bromfield's album before leaving. (Telegraph UK)

Check out "Tears Dry On Their Own" below:

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