Whitney Houston

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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May
9
Whitney Houston to Be Honored by ‘VH1 Divas’

Whitney Houston

VH1 is paying tribute to one of the greatest divas of all time—Whitney Houston. The network will honor the late legend during the next installment of “VH1 Divas” this fall.

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May
2
Bobby Brown on Whitney Houston: ‘I’m Not the Reason She’s Gone’

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown opened up about the death of Whitney Houston during a one-on-one interview with Matt Lauer on the “Today” show. The New Edition singer, who learned about his ex-wife’s passing through his bandmate Ralph Tresvant, recalled first hearing the tragic news and responded to criticism that he was partly responsible for her demise.

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Apr
3
Cissy Houston Breaks Her Silence on Whitney’s Death

Cissy Houston

Whitney Houston’s mother is speaking out for the first time since her daughter’s death in February. Cissy Houston shared her love, grief, and anger with Newark’s My9 TV at New Hope Baptist Church, the same place where her daughter’s funeral was held just weeks earlier.

“I’m OK. I have my moments. I’m not there yet,” said the grieving mother. “I don’t think I’m any more courageous than anyone else. I haven’t gotten angry yet. I don’t like getting angry.”

The 78-year-old singer doesn’t blame herself or anyone for the demons Whitney battled in life. “I know I did the best I could. I don’t blame myself, I know I did the best I could for everything.”

She refused to speak about the night Whitney died or how she found out, but did express her anger at the media for their portrayal of her daughter. “These people don’t know anything about her,” said Cissy. “All they know is what they hear, bad things. She’s had her ups and downs. Who hasn’t?”

She was, however, comforted by the outpouring of love and support. “Everyone has been so wonderful. I want to thank all the people who sent cards, checks, from all over the world,” she said. “It was wonderful. All those people—white, black—made me feel very good.”

Cissy and the Houston family will perform a special tribute to Whitney at McDonald’s Gospelfest 2012 at the Prudential Center in Newark on May 12.

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Apr
2
Whitney Houston Stars in ‘Sparkle’ Trailer

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston lives on in Sparkle, her final on-screen performance. The late legend plays Jordin Sparks’ mother in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which co-stars Cee Lo Green and Derek Luke. The musical, which opens in theaters on August 18, also features new music from Houston and Sparks. Watch the official trailer below.

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Mar
22
Whitney Houston Died from Drowning, Cocaine Found in System

Whitney Houston

Mystery has surrounded the tragic passing of Whitney Houston. Now the L.A. County coroner’s office has determined the official cause of the singer’s death.

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