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Billboard To Award Whitney Houston With Millennium Award

Whitney1 Billboard To Award Whitney Houston With Millennium Award

May 2oth will see the 2012 Billboard Music Awards air live on ABC.

With Usher, Nelly Furtado, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber set to perform on the night, the event is shaping up to be one of the hottest of the year.

Now, it’s set to get even hotter.

For, Whitney Houston is to be honored for her contributions to Pop culture.

Details below…

According to the Las Vegas Sun:

Exclusive news ahead of Sunday’s 2012 Billboard Music Awardsthat will be an emotional roller-coaster:

There will be tears as the Whitney Houston tribute plays out and daughter Bobbi Kristinaand sister-in-law Pat Houston are onstage to accept the Millennium Award posthumously at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

 John Legend and Jordin Sparks will perform a tribute.

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    May 15, 2012 at 11:54 am
    MITT ROMNEY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT THINK MARRIAGE IS defined as one white man and one white woman says:
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    Yes I heard this and so it should be to honor Whitney. Would that girl RiRi be performing?

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    May 15, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    The Millennium award this is not the same award they give to Beyonce, things like this makes me sad, Whitney deserves better, she was the female voice.

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    May 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    alonzo says:
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    beyonce

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    May 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    blackbunny says:
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    Now they wanna honor her…blah

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    May 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    ohreally says:
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    @Mitt

    If they put that girl anywhere near a Whitney song I would DIE!!!! That girl would even be able to pull off one of Whitney’s minimal vocally challenging songs. Billboard had 3 months to get this together, this tribute better do IT!!!!

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    May 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    MITT ROMNEY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT THINK MARRIAGE IS defined as one white man and one white woman says:
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    ohreally
    May 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    @Mitt

    If they put that girl anywhere near a Whitney song I would DIE!!!! That girl would even be able to pull off one of Whitney’s minimal vocally challenging songs. Billboard had 3 months to get this together, this tribute better do IT!!!!

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    ok so who u think Billboard should pick to sing a Whitney song on Sunday night to honor Whitney, JHud (she usually sings for her)?

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    May 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    LOVE IS THE RIGHT SOLUTION says:
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    SO THEY WANNA WAIT UNTIL SHE IS GONE TO HONER HER PROPERLY HUH……GTFOHWTBS, ITS A SHAME OUR BEST (BLACK) STARS ARE WORTH MORE WHEN THEY ARE GONE AND THAT WHEN PEOPLE START APPRECIATING THEM AND REALIZE WHO WHITNEY REALLY IS….I MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH WHITNEY, I STILL TEAR UP FROM YOUR LOSS.

    REST IN PEACE LOVE.

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    May 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    David says:
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    I think that it is beautiful for Whitney but also I believe that when we love our artist and entertainers the way we do that we should honor them while they are alive hopefully to allow them to know that we see everything that they do. This would help keep up with their struggles and we can embrace them as a fan base in their time of need. I was wondering if Rihanna was still performing. Let’s not wait to give our ICON recognition after they have passed on, but to prevent the crossing over for as long as possible.

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    May 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    MadBrax says:
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    lol so one needs to be a drug addict who dies in a bathtub to get honored with a Millennium Award? If she hadn’t died she would not be receiving this award, so sad that that’s what it takes to make a comeback in that industry

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    May 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    johnvidal(rip whitney-truegreat) says:
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    Whitney mutherfucking Houston is the most awarded singer in history, and all that happened when she was alive.
    All the news here in Spain opened saying that “the most awarded in history and The Voice”. Can´t believe Rihanna and Beyonce fans are saying nonsense about Whitney Houston… omg lol
    Whitney has also the BIGGEST era in music history by a female. Iconic, legendary and most of all, respected by everybody (with common sense). Your favs could never. She slayed them

    Also, Whitney received an award at the AMA´s in 2009 for her whole career, it was truly beautiful that moment. Stop the nonsense, everybody knows who Whitney is, they knew it before she passed and they know it now

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    May 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Bey Fan says:
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    Thats cool….Why are people acting like Whitney hasn’t been awarded for talent…. she has like the most awards ever. I dont think its a matter of people not giving Whitney her just do’s…. the last decade was kinda hard for Whitney (over coming addiction, going back to drugs, her love life, etc..)

    I think every award show should do a tribute or an honor to whitney.

    And why is Beyonce being brought up….again?? Lawd

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    May 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    Gilberto says:
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    Urgh! They should’ve honored her when she was still alive.

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    May 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) says:
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    So, the Millenium Award is an annual affair now! At least now it’s given to someone who deserves it. And that’s no shade to Beyonce, because she did slay her performance, but there is NO artist that deserves such a huge honor under the age of 40.

    Anyway, I’m glad Whitney is getting some posthumous recognition. She is one of the most influencial female vocalists of all time. R.I.P. I wish that at some point there will be a real tribute to her (no disrespect to Jordin or John Legend), like what the Grammy’s did for Aretha in 2011 with Christina, Florence, J Hud etc.

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    May 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    ohreally says:
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    @Mitt

    I think they need….
    Tamia, Chaka Khan, Patti, Christina did good one time before or Celine, Mariah, Brandy, Monica, Regina Belle, Deborah Cox, Yolanda Adams, Kelly Price, I would also love to see bey tackle one as well oh and Tiffany Evans. I need to see a real tribute, this woman was the VOICE.

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    May 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    allyson dean says:
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    She deserved to be honored while she was alive to recieve it, even though I will be looking forward to watching this honors show. I know her soul is resting in peace, free from all the things she suffered in this life, a life that is gone too soon. She was a legend and still that legend is still alive in spirit.

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    May 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Hot! says:
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    Stop blaming yaselfs and the fans its the media another ploy to pull in ratings becasue right now we have a whole bunch of fresh black talent that cant get through the door becasue the Industry is breaking down the art anyway. Now they want to hounor Whitney with some type of award its cheesy and dishounorable is you ask me becasue all this time when she was going throught the bad press and bull they wasnt mentioning her but she dead they shouting her out what for dying i sincerly hope not. Again these shows are not for talent but money belea that.

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    May 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    trucieb says:
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    Wow, really? it’s too late don’t you think. she should have recieved well before Beyonce. wtf is that. It don’t mean s*** now.

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    May 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    Virtuoso Intellect says:
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    Whitney has many merit awards so who’s sayin she wasnt appreciated when she was alive? She has more awards than any other female artist, 30 of those are billboard awards.

    I want Beyonce to pressnt Stevie Wonder with his award. He’s a stan lol

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    May 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    RoyalKev says:
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    I really need a well done tribute for Whitney. John Legend? …and Jordin Sparks (who I don’t mind) will not suffice. I don’t understand what’s so hard about finding talent that could properly honor one of the most legendary women in music ever. I agree that Whitney wasn’t appreciated enough (during the last decade) for all her great contributions in music while she was still here. She’s one of the few 80’s/90’s female divas that haven’t sold less than a million copies with any of her studio albums(which is rare, almost all of them have). Its not even just about sales, her talent was unmatched. I just hope now that other artists will be celebrated more often that haven’t been recognized enough lately as well (i.e. Prince, Janet Jackson, Mariah, Sade) before it’s too late.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

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    May 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    Teacher says:
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    This award don’t mean s*** now…giving it to a LEGEND after you’ve givin it to a thi….a non-legend really just lowers the awards prestige…..and if Whitney was still alive who would they have givin it to? Ciara? Lady Gaga? They wouldn’t have givin her this award…Yes she’s received numerous amounts of awards like this b4, but the point is after giving it to someone undeserving of it makes it not worth much.

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    May 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    Oh Baby(b****** Will Deal) says:
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    TEACHER
    May 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This award don’t mean s*** now…giving it to a LEGEND after you’ve givin it to a thi….a non-legend really just lowers the awards prestige…..and if Whitney was still alive who would they have givin it to? Ciara? Lady Gaga? They wouldn’t have givin her this award…Yes she’s received numerous amounts of awards like this b4, but the point is after giving it to someone undeserving of it makes it not worth much.
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    I guess Rihanna and her p**** popping is the most deserving! Because nobody can pop a p**** like that girl can,it must be her only real talent coz she doesn’t deliver in any other department! *rolls eyes* These Rihoe stans man……. anyway,Nippy more than deserves it,they should have given it to her earlier,but…yeah,better late than never! LEGENDARY AWARD FOR LEGENDARY WOMAN! <3

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    May 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    DIGGER BEY says:
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    Im glad they are tributing Whitney but the Millenuim Award just because of her tragic passing. Whitney is The Most Awarded Female Ever n Music but she shouldve got this earlier. Dont just shove out an award because of someone passing. Honor them while they are here. Whitney deserve 8 of these awards! Thats just how Influential she was! It bring tears to my eyes that THE VOICE is gone. @ @ The Bitter Pressed Bishes Lets not bring other people names up! This post is about BB Tributing Whitney Houston! F*ck who u think didnt deserve the award earlier. Billboard awarded them the awarded because they saw fit, they deserved it! Ask the music industry who deserved it most through 2000 – 2010! Ur going to get a B ending with a E!

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    May 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    BLACK MADONNA says:
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    THIS WOULDVE NEVER HAPPENED ANYTIME SOON IF SHE WERE STILL ALIVE… LONG PAST DUE

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    May 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    SHO says:
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    I really hope they don’t try to make Whitney’s death solely about this damn Sparkle movie.

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    May 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    mobwife says:
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    Uhrggg, I’m sick of thumbalina…aka John Legend!

    I think the Whitney tribute is going to be good! I am excited to see if Lil Whit sings. She has a very nice voice. I’m only mad that this award wasn’t given to Whitney while she was alive. I AM SO TIRED OF THE CONSTANT RIDCULING & HUMILATION BLACK ARTISTS RECEIVE IN THE MEDIA THEN THIS SAME FAKE A$$ MEDIA CLEBRATES THEM AFTER DEATH!

    **RIPWhit-Whit

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    May 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    me says:
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    we know that it is all about wanting views. billboard is a hoax!!!!!last year they gave the forgettable award to beyonce( anyone remembers?) just because her album was comin up(which was a failure) kissing her ass so she can perform. this award is crazy!!!!!ppl like prince, patti labelle, stevie wonde and hell even michael would have gotten this before bey. and how does it happen that last year they said bey was the best of the millineum and now they givin to whitney? so they changing their minds? loooool this is a joke

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