Whitney Houston

Jul
1
Cissy Houston and Divas Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at BET Awards

Mariah Carey

The legendary Whitney Houston was remembered with a star-studded tribute at the BET Awards on Sunday. Mariah Carey fought back tears as she spoke about her friend and fellow diva. “The first time I heard Whitney Houston’s voice I was mesmerized like the rest of the world,” said Mariah.

One of the singers Whitney inspired most, Monica, brought down the house with the gospel hymn “I Love the Lord.” Her collaborator Brandy put her best foot forward with “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Whitney’s brother Gary Houston was up next, singing “Where You Are” before making way for Whitney’s mother Cissy.

There was not a dry eye in the house as the 78-year-old matriarch performed “Bridge over Troubled Water.” “This is for you, Nip,” said Mrs. Houston.

Whitney’s Waiting to Exhale castmates Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon recalled memories of working with the singer-actress and Chaka Khan had everyone on their feet as she closed with “I’m Every Woman.”

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Jun
27
Video: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – ‘Celebrate’

Jordin Sparks

Whitney Houston’s legacy lives on in the video for “Celebrate,” the R. Kelly-produced single off the soundtrack to Sparkle and the final song recorded by the late legend. Her Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks threw a house party and celebrated the life of her mentor with her co-stars including Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter.

“What we wanted to do was make sure that this was a fun, happy video and just kind of dedicating it to her,” the “American Idol” champ told “Entertainment Tonight.” “What better song to leave for people to hear than a song that is so upbeat and just so happy and so encouraging?”

The 22-year-old singer plays Whitney’s daughter in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which opens in theaters on August 10.

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Jun
27
Sneak Peek: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – ‘Celebrate’

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks turns mourning into celebration as she remembers the life of Whitney Houston in the video for “Celebrate,” the R. Kelly-produced single off the soundtrack to Sparkle. Jordin, who plays Whitney’s daughter in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, throws a house party with her co-stars including Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter. The full video will premiere later today. Watch a 30-second preview below.

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Jun
19
Cissy Houston and ‘Top Divas’ to Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at BET Awards

Cissy and Whitney Houston

The BET Awards will pay tribute to Whitney Houston with the woman who knew her best. Cissy Houston will honor her late daughter with a performance at next month’s show.

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Jun
7
Behind the Video: Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston – ‘Celebrate’

Goapele, Carmen Ejogo, and Jordin Sparks

It was a bittersweet moment as Jordin Sparks shot the video for “Celebrate,” the R. Kelly-produced single off the soundtrack to Sparkle and the final song recorded by Whitney Houston. The “American Idol” champ threw a house party and celebrated the life of her late mentor with her co-stars including Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter.

“What we wanted to do was make sure that this was a fun, happy video and just kind of dedicating it to her,” Jordin told “Entertainment Tonight.” “What better song to leave for people to hear than a song that is so upbeat and just so happy and so encouraging?”

The 22-year-old singer plays Whitney’s daughter in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which opens in theaters on August 10. Go behind the scenes of the video below.

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May
21
New Music: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – ‘Celebrate’

Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston

Tears were shed during an emotional tribute to Whitney Houston at last night’s Billboard Music Awards. But today we “Celebrate” the life of the pop icon with the last song she recorded before her death.

Houston puts her troubles aside and duets with Jordin Sparks on the uplifting single, produced by R. Kelly for the Sparkle soundtrack. Whitney plays Jordin’s mother in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which opens in theaters on August 17.

Put a smile on your face with the infectious tune.

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May
20
Jordin Sparks and John Legend Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Billboard Music Awards

Bobbi Kristina

There was hardly a dry eye in the house as the Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the iconic Whitney Houston at Sunday’s show. Following an introduction from Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend performed “The Greatest Love of All” and Whitney’s Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks wowed with her cover of “I Will Always Love You.” Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was present to accept the Millennium Award on behalf of her legendary mother.

“I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all, not just from when it was good, but when it was bad, to just everything,” said the 19-year-old. “Thank you so much for showing that much love ’cause she deserved it. I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life. There will never be another one, ever.”

Watch the touching tribute below.

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