Watch: Whitney Houston & Kelly Price Perform Together At Pre-Grammy Event

Published: Friday 10th Feb 2012 by Sam

The legendary Whitney Houston made a rare appearance in Los Angeles last night, taking to the stage to celebrate R&B  singer Kelly Price.

Hailed as ‘The Voice’, it was always inevitable that the 48 year old would be asked to sing at the pre-Grammy party – a request she kindly entertained.

How did Houston fare? Find out after the jump…

As a keen advocate of Houston’s “new voice” (and the contemporary potential therein), I’m gonna need her to dash those Newports in the trash. For, while by no means “bad”, it’s a tad disheartening to hear her sound so hoarse when she hasn’t been performing anywhere as of late.

Priorities change and I don’t perceive that Nippy is itching to be the full-time Pop star she was. Understandable. Yet, her “tool” is important and should be treated as such. We can only hope she internalises this fact more as she gears up for the promo push of new movie ‘Sparkle’. A push which will inevitably see her return to the stage.

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  1. aisha aguilera keys February 10, 2012

    Horrible, but peeps are still crazy about her.

  2. GREG February 10, 2012

    yea it seems to be getting worse instead of better.

  3. Man-TAK-eee February 10, 2012

    It’s obvious now, her vocal chords are permanently damaged. She’s lost the range she once had. However, she was ALWAYS hoarse in career – even when young in her 20’s – after performing a lot or singing tons. Now it’s more exaggerated and worse as she gets older. Stop the f****** newports already, damn. Her mom cissy houston and dionne warwick can sing better than her and they are in their 70’s!!! I understand she was in-studio for coupla tracks over the last week with Harvey Mason Jr. That could have done it and she was seen going to/from doctors office on Bedford Dr. in LA. Cortisone shot for the chords? Hmm… but there is rumor she had chord surgery a few yrs back and something went wrong/didn’t heal properly or she continued to smoke and ruined the effects (more than 1 source). What a shame. You look at other artists in their 40’s and 50’s they still sounding terrific – Patti, Gladys, Shirley Bassey, list goes on… SAD.

  4. caleb February 10, 2012

    Couldn’t hear much of anything to determine much, clip not long enough and she looks great. I’ll wait for a longer clip and better quality but I don’t hear what peeps hearing

  5. deizel February 10, 2012

    Whitney’s been recording for the last few weeks with Harvey and at the doctors twice. This is not an indication of her sound and shoukdnt be used. I think she sounds fine for what she’s been doing this wee, recording late at night over the last few days

  6. Man-TAK-eee February 10, 2012

    Yep, she needs to give up music and do movies from now on or sing occasionally on soundtracks. Her full-time music career is done. Besides, who makes money f****** singing in music these days – unless you tour ad nauseum. Sure aint making money from albums and ah hem, itunes. More royalties in movies. In music, unless you’re the songwriter, you make squat on radio play. Everyone else gets paid first before the singer. In movies, as long your voice is heard and credited, you get royalties – songwriter or not. Anytime it’s used anywhere be it soundtrack, tv show, blu ray, dvd, etc. – you get paid. Hey, and if she acts in the flick as well like Sparkle, more money and royalties. Music industry as a whole is basically done unless you love travelling and touring. Truth.

  7. danny February 10, 2012

    I agree movies is the way for her to go. She still looks great, has a enormous presence and everyone who meets her says she’s funny and has personality. Can’t tell much from the clip so Sam need to lay off the commentary. Waiting to hear how she sounds on Sparkle cause that’s where she been laying down tracks dis week adn last week.

    she looks awesome

  8. bova February 10, 2012

    She actually recorded a new song with Harvey Mason Jr just yesterday.

  9. Geezy February 10, 2012

    For the record Whitney has never been the songwriter she received royalities from airplay, movies, and tours. She asked to write more during ILTY era but her request was denied because she was told her writing skills were not on a level of Diane Warren. But she was credited with co-writing 2 tracks for the first time ever. As for her instrument we all know its not the same now its time to move past that and be thankful for what she can give us.

  10. KNUCK February 10, 2012

    Love her, but it was a bit of a mess!

  11. Man-TAK-eee February 10, 2012

    @GEEZY

    FALSE. ASCAP HAS WHITNEY LISTED AS WRITING AT LEAST 6 TRACKS WHETHER WRITTEN OR CO-WRITTEN PRIOR TO ILTY ERA. SURPRISED SHE WROTE/CO-WROTE “SOMETHING IN COMMON” WITH THUG BOBBY BROWN, “FINE”, AND “QUEEN OF THE NIGHT” I BELIEVE WITH BABYFACE. I GUESS WITH ILTY TRACKS THAT PUTS IT UP TO 8. STILL NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT. AS FOR DIANE WARREN, THE LAME OLD COW HAS YET TO HAVE A HIT IN LIKE A DECADE ALREADY. SHE MIGHT AS WELL BE ANOTHER DAVID “FOSSIL” FOSTER. TOUR THE WORLD WITH LITTLE 10 YR OLD KIDDIES LIKE CHARICE SINGING OLD HAS BEEN TRACKS HE WROTE 20-30YRS AGO. SMH.

  12. pat February 10, 2012

    damn man….i hope she was hoarse

  13. Lax February 10, 2012

    goodness!

  14. Lax February 10, 2012

    WOOOOOOOOW!

  15. I.D. February 10, 2012

    LMAO @ the person shouting “SING WHITNEY!!!!!” @0:43 – LOL!!!

  16. Tru Voice February 10, 2012

    I love Whitney to death… But this wasn’t good. I look forward to hearing the Sparkle Soundtrack though.

    SHE LOOKS GREAT BTW!!!!! 🙂

  17. Jasmine February 10, 2012

    I think she needs to not sing when her voice is hoarse. There are things you can do help the hoarseness like lemon and tea. As far as smoking cigs go I think she should trade in the cigs for smoking patches until she is fully able to quit. I think her biggest problem is that she is older and it is very natural to lose the range you once had by the time you get to 50. Actually when she did Waiting to Exhale she had already lost of vocal range than when she first came out singing.

  18. truth February 10, 2012

    OMG TGJ AND YALL FUCKN F*** SHE DIDNT SOUND BAD LIKE THAT!! HELL SHE REALLY WASN’T EVEN SINGN DUMB ASS!! YALL PUNKS KIIIILL ME!! THE F*** YALL MEAN SHE NEED TO STICK WITH MOVIES!! SAM YOU AND THESE SISSIES STICK A D*** IN YALL MOUF!!! B******!! #TEAMWHITNEYCHILE

  19. TurnItUpJust February 10, 2012

    isn’t it funny how they have the black people perform on the grammy pre-show. And not on the show?

  20. mobvwife February 10, 2012

    “I Will Always Love You” Whitney, damn what a hater has to say!

  21. JohnVidal February 10, 2012

    I just love her and that´s it. One of the 4 biggest ever! But you all need to know she is not going to improve her voice, never. In fact it was better during i look to You era

  22. GREG February 10, 2012

    @truth …damn, really??…we get verbally assaulted because we give an opinion?…

  23. Doug February 11, 2012

    Well what do you all have to say now??? Whitney Houston has passed away. While her voice wasn’t what it was in the 80’s and 90’s she was a good person and had a great kid. Bless her family friends and fans and she’s left us with some outstanding music to listen to.

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