Amy Winehouse will be making an appearance at the Grammy Awards this Sunday, but only in a virtual sense. The artist will be performing at the 50th annual event via satellite link-up.

Winehouse's visa application to enter the United States was initially rejected by U.S. embassy officials. Late today (Feb. 8), the visa was granted, but logistics will prevent Winehouse from appearing at the ceremony in person.

The artist, who is up for six awards, will play from an unidentified studio, according to a statement issued today from her record company, Island.

"I'm raring to go and really excited to be performing at my first Grammy Awards," Amy comments in the statement. "I'd like to thank everyone for their support over the last couple of weeks. I'm really sorry I can't be there but I appreciate that I'm being given a second chance via satellite."

Confirmation of the jazz-crossover star's Grammy date should boost exposure for her breakthrough sophomore album "Back to Black," which has shifted 1.5 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and was the best-selling album in her native Britain last year, shifting more than 1.8 million copies, according to the Official U.K. Charts Company.

Winehouse, meanwhile, is today due to leave the rehab clinic where she has convalesced from substance abuse problems over the past two weeks.

According to Island, which instigated Winehouse's stint in treatment, the artist will remain under full medical supervision and her treatment will continue as normal.

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