Producers of the Grammy Awards are planning a tribute to Whitney Houston at Sunday night’s (Feb. 12) ceremony.
Houston, 48, died Saturday afternoon, a little more than 24 hours before the Grammy show was scheduled to kick off at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich said Saturday evening that plans were under way to have Jennifer Hudson sing a “respectful musical tribute” to Houston.
(The picture above is from the 2010 BET Honors, where Hudson performed “I Will Always Love You.”)
“It’s too fresh in everyone’s memory to do more at this time,” Ehrlich tells the Los Angeles Times, “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.”
Houston won six Grammys in her career, including album of the year in 1993 for “The Bodyguard” soundtrack and record of the year for her version of “I Will Always Love You.”
The Grammys air at 8 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS.