February 13, 2012 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-EllisAfter 30 years in the showbiz world of music, fans, family and friends were grieving the loss of a true music icon this weekend and of course that legend is Whitney Houston.
Ironically passing on the day of the event record producer and music executive producer Clive Davis introduced her to the world at his annual Gala, it was only right that Whitney was added to the bill of late stars that were to be honoured at the 54th Grammy Awards held in LA last night.
Remembering Amy Winehouse, Etta James and Whitney Houston, the night was one of celebration with a touch of sadness, as host LL Cool J fittingly started the ceremony with a prayer for Whitney’s daughter, mother and loved ones.
The biggest winner of the night was Adele with her singles ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and ‘Someone Like You’ contributing to her winning Record of the Year and Pop Solo Performance. With a total of six wins on the night (Houston is a six time Grammy winner herself), Adele wowed her audience with her first performance since recovering from throat surgery. Well deserved we’d say!
Other winnners included Melanie Fiona, Chris Brown for best RnB album F.A.M.E. Kanye West for Best Rap Album and Song with ‘All Of The Light’s’ and Amy Winehouse for her pop duet with Tony Bennett.
Jennifer Hudson led an emotional tribute to Whitney, the lady who presented her with her first Grammy win, bringing back memories to the crowd of Whitney’s performance of her hit single ‘I Will Always Love You’ at the same ceremony back in 1994. Closing with the words ‘Whitney we love you’, there’s no doubt the star done her proud.
See all Grammy 2012 winners here and catch both Jennifer and Whitney’s Grammy performances below.
Jennifer Hudson 2012
Whitney Houston 1994
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