Whitney Houston

Dec
16
Jordin Sparks, Melanie Fiona, & Ledisi Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at ‘VH1 Divas’

Ledisi, Jordin Sparks, and Melanie Fiona

Whitney Houston was the definition of diva, and she received a dance tribute fitting for a star of her stature at “VH1 Divas.”

Following an introduction from Brandy, Whitney’s Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks opened with “I’m Every Woman.” Melanie Fiona entered from the aisles with “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” transitioning into “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay.”

Ledisi put her powerful pipes on display during “How Will I Know,” bringing together all three divas-in-training for the grand finale.

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Nov
17
Usher, Jennifer Hudson, & Celine Dion Salute Whitney Houston on Grammy Special

Jennifer Hudson

Some of music and Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Whitney Houston during the tribute special “We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston,” which aired last night on CBS. The one-hour event featured performances from those Whitney inspired, with presenters including Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Taraji P. Henson, Clive Davis, and LL Cool J.

Jennifer Hudson had the audience on its feet with a dance medley of “I’m Every Woman,” “How Will I Know,” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me).” Celine Dion paid homage to her fellow diva with one of her personal faves, “The Greatest Love of All.” Usher performed “I Believe in You and Me” from The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack, and CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams dueted on “Count on Me” as Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina and other members of her family looked on.

Plus, the show included footage from the late legend’s first-ever television appearance on “The Merv Griffin Show,” her unforgettable rendition of the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV in 1991, and her iconic performance of “I Will Always Love You” at the 1994 Grammys.

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Nov
6
New Music: Whitney Houston – ‘Never Give Up’

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston soars again on “Never Give Up.” The late legend provides some motivation on the previously unreleased song included on her greatest hits album I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston, due November 13. The mid-tempo number, produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, features Whitney’s powerful vocals and inspiring words.

“Never never give up/ Nobody how many times somebody tells you it ain’t working,” she sings.

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Oct
16
Brandy Salutes Whitney Houston with Dance Medley at Album Release Show

Brandy

Brandy celebrated the release of her sixth album Two Eleven with some of her most loyal fans during a concert at Best Buy Theater in New York City last night. The R&B diva also took a moment to pay homage to her idol Whitney Houston with a dance medley that included “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “How Will I Know,” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).”

“I just want to take this time to take a moment of silence and give Whitney some silent love right now,” she told the crowd. “She is and will always be the greatest voice of all time. I’ll forever love her and forever miss her. Two Eleven is my way of tributing her and solidifying the bond that we had when she was alive and the bond that we will have for the rest of my life. I will just continue to contribute to her legacy.”

Watch her tribute her idol and perform hits from her catalog—from “I Wanna Be Down” to “Put It Down.”

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Sep
26
Usher, Jennifer Hudson to Perform on Whitney Houston TV Special

Whitney Houston

Some of Whitney Houston’s most famous fans will pay tribute to the late singer at a concert next month. Usher and Jennifer Hudson are among the first performers announced for “We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston.”

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Sep
25
New Music: Whitney Houston f/ R. Kelly – ‘I Look to You’

I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston

Seven months after her death, Whitney Houston’s legacy lives on. R. Kelly duets with the late legend on “I Look to You,” which he penned as the title track for Whitney’s 2009 album. The R&B maestro, who performed the song at Houston’s funeral, combines both of their vocals on the stirring rendition.

“We love you, Whitney. Rest in peace,” says Kelly as the ballad fades out.

Their duet is now available on iTunes and can be found on Whitney’s greatest hits album I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston. Due November 13, the compilation features remastered versions of her classics, the R. Kelly duet, and one unreleased song entitled “Never Give Up,” produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox.

See the tracklisting below.

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Aug
17
Bobbi Kristina, Cissy Houston, Ray J, & Jordin Sparks Attend ‘Sparkle’ Premiere

Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina

The stars came out to celebrate Whitney Houston’s final on-screen performance at the premiere of Sparkle in Hollywood last night. Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina proudly walked the red carpet with her boyfriend Nick Gordon.

“Time to walk this carpet&rep mommy like she would want me too (: god bless u all !” tweeted the 19-year-old.

Whitney’s mother Cissy avoided the media, but Ray J did make the press rounds. The film’s leading lady Jordin Sparks wowed in a white gown, posing for photos with her parents, while her co-star Cee Lo Green showed off his tatted arms in a short-sleeve tee. Other sightings included Christina Milian, JoJo, Vivica Fox, and Keke Palmer.

Houston plays the mother of Sparks in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which arrives in theaters today.

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