At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, we are going to see a rather welcome mix of music past and present. In addition to such people as Bruno Mars and Adele being booked to perform, there are also going to be some tributes that look back at some MTV legends — one of whom tragically passed away earlier this summer.
Speaking in a new interview with Billboard, event executive producer Amy Doyle promised that there would be a rather large tribute to Britney Spears — whose various appearances at the VMAs over the years (from her Madonna kiss to snake performance) have been written into the network’s history books:
“Britney will be at the show and we’ll be paying tribute to her … She was having an incredible year and she is so beloved by the MTV audience that we started to think what could we do that would be a different experience.”
Meanwhile, Doyle also says that Winehouse was so “near and dear” to the network that they will find some way to include her memory into the broadcast, though it is currently unclear as to what form that will take at the moment.
Are you excited to watch the awards, and does now feel like the best time for a Britney tribute?