The death of late great Whitney Houston in February rocked the music industry to its core. And, as the world at large begins to process and deal with the mammoth loss, the mood is being altered to one of celebration – courtesy of VH1 Divas.
Details after the jump…
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.”
Kudos to VH1 for recognising what Whitney meant to that show and meant to the world at large. She may no longer be here in the physical, yet her scroll of classics and The Voice are ever-enduring.
Here’s hoping a fitting line-up of artists are assembled to tribute the diva of all divas. Who would you like to see tribute Whitney? Peep some of our favourite Whitney “Divas” moments to help you decide…