Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas'
VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performance in Los Angeles in December, with Houston's longtime musical director Rickey Minor on board as executive producer. No artists have been confirmed for the tribute to Houston, a three-time performer on "Divas" in 1999, 2002 and 2003.
The tribute has already received the blessing of Houston's family and her label partners at Sony. "We all felt that if any show could pay tribute to Whitney's music, it would be 'Divas,'" VH1 president Tom Calderone tells Billboard. "December felt like enough time where it wouldn't be sad anymore, you'd want to celebrate her music."
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Well I'd say Mariah and Brandy (since they were so close) will be a lock to perform. Figures they had Kelly on Divas twice recently so I kind of doubt she will be on a third time.. but it would certainly make the most sense along with J Hud.