In what was quite possibly the biggest gig of their career, Jordin Sparks and John Legend paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. John Legend kicked things off with “The Greatest Love of All,” followed by Sparks with her rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” Watch below.
Since Whitney Houston’s death on February 11, much discussion has been had over the singer’s history of substance abuse. Unfortunately, those past issues played a hand in her untimely demise.
Family and friends of pop icon Whitney Houston gather at New Hope Baptist Church, her childhood church, in Newark, New Jersey to pay their final respects in a private ceremony for the singer. While the funeral is invite-only, fans worldwide can remember the life and legacy of Houston via online broadcast of the service.
According to the Associated Press, speakers scheduled for today’s service include, singer Dionne Warwick, who is Houston’s cousin; music mogul Clive Davis, who guided Houston’s career; actor Kevin Costner who co-starred with Houston in the “Body Guard,” and sister-in-law Patricia Houston. Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, R. Kelly and gospel stars CeCe and Bebe Winans are slated to sing. Houston’s voice, a recording of her biggest hit, “I Will Always Love You,” is to be played at the end. Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown is also expected to attened the service. Aretha Franklin, a close family friend, is reportedly ill to and will miss the service, according to the same A.P. report.
Watch the live feed from inside New Hope Baptist Church below.
Although it was planned prior to her death, Glee paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston during last night’s episode (Feb. 15). Listen to Amber Riley’s stirring rendition of “I Will Always Love You.”
As the world continues to overcome the shock of Whitney Houston’s death, a special tribute was paid to the iconic singer at the 54th Grammy Awards. Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, who looked to Houston as a mentor, delivered a rousing rendition of the singer’s hit “I Will Always Love You,” on Sunday.
Wearing a wig and dress similar to Houston’s performance attire, Hudson belted through the emotional ballad before those in attendance and millions more watching at home.
I can’t believe I’m typing this.
Whitney Houston has died. She was found in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where emergency medical personnel were called, according to sources. The singer, 48, was in town for the GRAMMYS and Clive Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy Gala. Her publicist, Kristen Foster, told the Associated Press on Saturday that Houston had died but did not provide further details at the time.
UPDATE: New details about the death of Whitney Houston have begun to surface. Find out below.
Despite not being known for her vocal ability, Ashanti teamed up with legendary producer David Foster to put her vocals to test. The “Foolish” singer paid homage to Whitney Houston by covering “I Will Always Love You” and “I Have Nothing.”
While she’s an A for effort, some songs should ONLY be sang in the shower. After all, we ALL sound GREAT in the shower, right?
Judge for yourself.