We are incredibly proud to announce the winner of our #BacktoBlack10 campaign, the very talented Brittany Butler from Boston, Massachusetts USA who submitted a beautiful cover of ‘Just Friends’.
With hundreds of original entries, it was so hard to choose a winner, because it was clear just how much love had gone into each and every entry. The task of choosing from the final shortlist was down none other than Salaam Remi, Amy’s manager and AWF trustee Raye Cosbert and president of Island Records and AWF Patron, Darcus Beese.
The competition was launched back in October, on the 10th anniversary of the Back to Black album release. The producers of Amy’s multi award winning album, Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi reworked the production of four tracks from the album, which fans could access online and then record their own versions to upload to YouTube.
We cannot express how grateful we were for all of your entries, it means so much that so many of you took the time to record your versions of Amy classics, with such love and passion for Amy and the work of AWF. We would also like to say a big thank you for our campaign partners; Island Records, Vevo, YouTube and Twitter, without whom we could not have made this such a success and fitting celebration of Amy and the Back to Black album.
“I have been in tears since I saw the Facebook post!!! I really can’t believe this. Such an honor. I am so very grateful! Cannot thank you guys enough for this opportunity. Long live Amy.” Brittany Butler