Beyoncé to Duet with André 3000 on Amy Winehouse Cover

Beyoncé and André 3000

Beyoncé is going “Back to Black” with some help from André 3000. The pop icon and OutKast rapper are teaming up for a remake of the late Amy Winehouse’s classic.

According to E! News, the cover will appear on the soundtrack to the upcoming Baz Luhrmann-directed film The Great Gatsby. The original song was recorded by Winehouse for her 2006 Grammy-winning album Back to Black.

Jay-Z is producing the soundtrack, which blends contemporary music with jazz and hip-hop. “It’s a very different take on ‘Back to Black,’” said a rep for Interscope Records, who will release the album.

This is not B and André’s first time working together. They previously collaborated on “Party” off 2011’s 4.

The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire, and hits theaters nationwide on May 10.

Watch the video for the original “Back to Black,” produced by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi.



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58 Comments

  1. bEEzy69

    Can’t wait!

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    Tragedy Reply:

    @bEEzy69,
    This bitch better stop, I’m so DONE with her since Bow Down. I was a fan but now just the sight of her infuriates me. Give it up Bey. You’re making a fool of yourself. Go home, take a long hiatus, and take care of your KID.
    #tragedy

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    Your Mad! Reply:

    @Tragedy, Do you really think after this rant that she is going to stop? She’s going to continue to sell out tours, sell albums, make movies, make $$$ and theres NOTHING you can do about it. Bwahahahahaha! :)

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Tragedy, thanks for outing yourself as one of the “bitches” she was referring to since she didn’t call any names. you know what they say about the squeaky wheel & oil. by the way, how is she making a fool out of herself when she was contacted to do the song? #gtfoh #reachmuch

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    Miley Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, no. why dont you tell us about the squeaky wheel & oil? jajaja

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @Tragedy,

    WHY ARE YOU PRESSED OVER A SONG THAT ISN’T HER SINGLE? LMAO… SHE KILLED ETTA JAME’S COVERS AND SHE WILL DO THE SAME WITH AMY’S… BEYONCÉ™

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    Blues n Soul Reply:

    @bEEzy69, Me too! I just hope she don’t play andre and replace him in the video again.

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    ri Reply:

    @Blues n Soul, i think it’s issue with Andre contract and making fetures if you notice other than the joint he did with John Legend you dont really see him in any videos but i most certainly could be wrong I wanted him to be in the party video as well

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  2. DRB

    Not sure how I feel about this. Maybe I’d prefer they use Amy’s vocal track and remix it.

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    Tragedy Reply:

    @DRB, This bitch could never. She’s about to drag Amy’s name in the dirt along with her reputation.

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  3. Yes

    Can’t wait!!!!

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  4. BEYONCELAND

    Bey about to get that Oscar. She is such a legend!

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    xedos Reply:

    @BEYONCELAND, she wouldn’t get an Oscar she did not wrote it.but knowing her, she’s going to change a line to get writing credit so she can get the oscar

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    BLAH Reply:

    @BEYONCELAND, she can’t get an Oscar for a song Amy wrote.

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    Slayhanna Navy Reply:

    @BLAH, Wow the Beyhive Are really stupid

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    bhh Reply:

    @BEYONCELAND, no she wont its an award for best original song written exactly 4 the movie.

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    E53 Reply:

    @bhh, I was about to say, but you beat me to it.

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    garglethis Reply:

    @BEYONCELAND, girl…..

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    BowDownBitches Reply:

    @BEYONCELAND, Amy wrote the song so Bey wouldn’t get the award. However, if she actually writes a song for a big time film then maybe :)

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  5. JHP

    Sounds like it’ll be nothing but dopeness. I hope Hov contributes a new recording to the tracklist himself as well

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  6. Lol

    Noone can top the original. fact

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    FlySly Reply:

    @Lol, agreed!

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    Righteous Reply:

    @FlySly, Agreed.

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    dlighted1 Reply:

    @Righteous, That’s like remaking a MJ song, the original is too perfect to reproduce.

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  7. TrinaFan

    Don’t touch anything by Amy!

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    Musiclover Reply:

    @TrinaFan, Exactly!

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    lighter Reply:

    @TrinaFan, agreed!

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    Elena Reply:

    @TrinaFan, You and MusicLover are about to be hella disappointed lol

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    FlySly Reply:

    @TrinaFan, speak!

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  8. yooo

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. not an Amy song. ESPECIALLY THAT ONE! Amy vocals dripped with jazz, rawness, depth and soul. For a song like Back to Black you really got to feel some kind of pain, and not be ROBOTIC. Beyonce is going to over sing and push that damn vibrato on the verses.

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    TrinaFan Reply:

    @yooo, yes!

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    Danni Reply:

    @yooo, THIS coming from a Keri Hilson fan who hates Beyonce by default. SMH. PLEASE! Don’t like it, don’t listen to it.

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    yooo Reply:

    @Danni, LMFAO!! If I’m not feeling Beyonce, why would I be a Keri Hilson fan? Better question: why would I like Amy Winehouse if I’m feeling Keri? Amy shits on both them chicks.. #getcholife

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  9. Grace

    I can’t wait for this …. Queen Bey & 3 Stacks. Yes!!!!!!

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  10. jabb

    Why she can’t write a song of her on. Damn!

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  11. DD

    Beyonce is such a ME Beast. I don’t know how anyone can stand her. Just shows how intelligent a lot of people are.

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    lol @ your life Reply:

    @DD, you’re one reason why people cant stand her

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  12. Kyle

    This will be interesting. Amy did an amazing job on this song so I hope Beyonce and Andre 3000 can find a way to make it their own.

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  13. Aja

    No class asses. This is disrespectful & another act of them being overly narcissistic. It’s not her simply being a fan and doing a cover to show admiration and such but her doing this because Jay-Z’s name is attached to some project and wanting to selfishly benefit. Exact reason why they’ll remain manufactured artists who want to be more than what they truly are. Stop parading around like Mr./Mrs. Carter is the equivalent to Mr./Mrs. Obama, you are not that significant.

    Aaliyah/Amy/Mariah > Beyoncé
    2pac/BIG/Nas > Jay-Z

    André 3000, please stop track hopping under hyped beneficial circumstances and actually create some complete music. Fans of actual music would much rather hear new Outkast or collabs with meaning and history like “Millionaire” with Kelis than Party with Beyoncé.

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    Rachel Reply:

    @Aja, She’s still covering it. Ranting a subjective opinion won’t change facts.

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    Miley Reply:

    @Rachel, everythings subjective.

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  14. WillNomNoms

    No. No, no, no, no, no. Why is this even happening? Beyonce isn’t an emotive singer. This song begs for a vocalist who sings from their gut not up in their head. Oh lord.

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  15. 4

    Because Amy wrote and sung it no one can cover it? Bull shit!! Artist, inspiring artist and non artist cover the greats all the time and I’m sure Amy would be proud to have Beyonce or anyone for that matter to cover her song. #stophating

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    dlighted1 Reply:

    @4, “Because Amy wrote and sung it no one can cover it?” Damn right! That’s what’s wrong with this generation, everyone wants to be rich and famous but no one has any originality or talent. If she (Beyonce) is the King she claims to be then a mere hit song should be nothing to conjure up. #JustSayin

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  16. Recycle Repeat

    I have no words. She does not emote soul to me at all. She is hollow.

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  17. Chicago

    Bey haters always pressed

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  18. 4

    It’s sooo crazy how people hate this woman so much ….. She can’t sing , act , she’s ugly , she’s old , she’s illuminati , she’s a copy cat , she’s overrated, she’s cant dance , she lip syncs , she’s fat , she’s fake , she’s trying to be white , she’s over … Etc…. But at the end of the day you people keep her relevant by your hateful comments and replys to all her posts. I know if I have a dislike for an artist, anything or anyone for that matter I don’t click on they post lol or comment …. I’m sure anyone that’s sitting behind there computer hating couldn’t do in a week what this woman does in a day.

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  19. Kelvin

    Love Beyonce!!! But no she needs not to touch any music from Amy Winehouse. Beyonce is a loud strong singer and a bit over dramatic at times.. And Amy was so effortless when it came to her vocals. She will ruin this song.

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  20. kate

    pop singer :| you are only singer and nothing !

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  21. REAL

    Beyonce dont emote soul…get the fuck out of here….did you watch Cadillac Records!!!!! I Guess Not.

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  22. Jay-Me

    Can’t wait. This will be sick. Been waiting for another Bey & Dre collaboration since Party.

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  23. EthiDOPEian

    When is she gonna release some new music? I thought she would’ve had a new single (or two) & album before her tour started….

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  24. Sabrina

    I don’t like the sound of this.

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  25. Jay

    Sweet!!! Get it Bey!!! I can’t wait to hear their version!!! Party is STILL my jam!!!! The Great Gatsby looks like a great movie. Definitely going to see that. And I’m so ready for all the Bey is bringing this year!!!!! :)

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  26. TeamCiCi

    Beyonce can do what ever she wants but not this song not even a Amy period leave AMY music alone we people that dont agree are not hating its just we are Amy fans like ME Iam a BIGGGGGGGGG Amy fan I dont even comment on rap-up posts but today I will Bey needs to do her own music and leave this to the lovely soul of Amy Winehouse because will over do it or not do it right this song dont need to be re-done

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  27. AmyLover

    Why why why wtf do ya own shit as an Amy fan Iam so mad leave her shit alone

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  28. deeJay

    Sorry she doesn’t have the SOUL to cover a singer like Amy. But this is great news for the Winehouse Estate, she will bring some money. So can’t wait.

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  29. Jaz

    Nooooo dont do an Amy song. Leave her stuff alone, like no ever in life should try to do her stuff. I like Bey but this is not cool.

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