February 12, 2012 09:34 AM by Shayla Perry
Throughout the course of her impressive career, Whitney Houston was nominated for a total of 26 Grammy awards, winning 6. Tonight, the music industry will honor the late Being Bobby Brown star, who died of what’s presumed to be a drug overdose on Saturday (February 11), and it’s reported that American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to perform in the special Whitney Houston tribute, along with R&B legend, Chaka Khan.
“The Grammys, because of the size of the production and all of the elements – with three stages and thousands of microphones and sets and costumes — it’s a difficult show, like the Titanic, to move in the 11th hour,” Recording Academy president Neil Portnow told The Hollywood Reporter shortly after news of Houston’s death went public.
“That being said, I have the A-Team and I have a bunch of nimble people who are very smart, and we’re in the process of deciding creatively what might be appropriate and what we can do tomorrow,” he continued. “Certainly, she’ll be in our hearts.”
Grammy Executive Producer Ken Erhlich assures fans that Jennifer Hudson will perform a “respectful musical tribute” during tonight’s CBS broadcast.
“It’s too fresh in everyone’s memory to do more at this time, but we would be remiss if we didn’t recognize Whitney’s remarkable contribution to music fans in general, and, in particular, her close ties with the Grammy telecast and her Grammy wins and nominations over the years,” says Erhlich.
Be sure to check back with RTVM for more details on Whitney Houston’s death, as they become available.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards, featuring Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to the late Whitney Houston, airs tonight at 8|7c on CBS.
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