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Jennifer Hudson & Chaka Khan to Perform Whitney Houston Tribute at Grammys

Jennifer Hudson & Chaka Khan to Perform Whitney Houston Tribute at Grammys

Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan will perform a tribute to late singer Whitney Houston at tomorrow night’s 2012 Grammy Awards.

The ladies will hit the stage during the show to honor the singer who passed away at the age of 48 on Saturday (February 11), according to ET.

“I’m speechless…I’m in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family,” Chaka tweeted after hearing the shocking news.

Whitney was expected to attend and perform at Clive Davis‘ annual pre-Grammy gala tonight.

Also pictured inside: Jennifer attending a music preservation program on Saturday afternoon (February 11) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

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Posted to: 2012 Grammy Awards, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston

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  • Polito

    I want to Christina Aguilera no Hudson

  • Me

    I think they should get Adele and maybe Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce to perform as well.

    But even though all of these women have amazing voices, no one could do it like Whitney. Her voice was truly one of a kind.

  • fsd

    none of those singers would be around if it weren’t for Whitney ^

  • http://facebook Amanda from Independence, MO

    Jennifer Hudson is CRAP. Pick someone who is a real artist not just famous for being a loser on American Idol and for losing weight. Pick Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilara, Beyonce, or even Madonna.

  • Guy

    I think it’s a very nice thing that Jennifer and Chaka Khan are doing, they are probably going to be up all night rehearsing, THAT is a sign of a true fan right there. Say what you want about Jennifer but you can’t deny she has vocal ability which is unfortunately rare in music now with the use of computers and auto tune. Jennifer actually can sing the songs that she records on her albums and I think that is something people need to appreciate her for is not giving into being more “radio friendly” and actually stick to what a musician is all about, THE MUSIC and NOT the #1′s.

  • burito9245

    It would be great for Jennifer Hudson and Christina to do a tribute. Whitney made it known that she liked them both. You guys need to really stop with the hate!

  • sharisufan

    Hope Charice will be part of the Grammy tribute to Whitney Houston. She can do justice to any Whitney songs –

  • Hillary’s Duff

    I wonder if Jennifer Hudson will mention her weight loss during the tribute? #fraud #lapbandsurgery

  • KC

    I couldn’t agree more with those who said Jennifer Hudson is NOT up to the task giving Whitney a proper tribute. I can’t stand her uncontrolled belting. Nowhere near the caliber of singer required. So yes, Christina or Mariah please. I guess Patti or Faith Evans or Kelli Price aren’t big enough stars, which is too bad — because they CAN sing and were respected by Whitney.

  • Tracy

    Absolutely no Jennifer Hudson! She is not worthy to sing a Whitney Houston song. She is absolute crap! I am disgusted that they would want her to sing.

  • CK yes, JH no

    Chaka Kahn, I agree. Jennifer Hudson, no thanks.

  • Not Christina

    Christina A. is talented but she overkills a song. I can’t stand a showoff. Whitney had control and killed a song without the overkill. Mariah would be good choice.

  • Hillary’s Duff

    I wonder if Clive Davis was supplying Whitney with drugs?

  • jj

    Where’s Katy, Britney, Miley and Kesha?

  • ColinG

    This is legit like having Justin Beiber sing a tribute to Micheal Jackson!

  • lindsayLohanFan

    Excellent!!! I’m really looking forward to that though I’m really sad that whitney passed away, often imitated never duplicated:(

  • Ava

    I don’t know why but I really wouldn’t want jennifer hudson do a whitney song either. I’m surprised at how much I agree with most of the posts here…

  • MARK

    let the girls do that, its better they can do to her memory!

  • Ed

    Charice will bring the house down! Ask David Foster who he thinks will give justice to Whitney!

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  • Colosoul

    For all those saying no to Jennifer need to get your ears checked..Who else is gonna do and at least halfway pull it off?…Aguilera..haha..please..Hudson has already sang “I Will Always Love You” for Whitney and nailed it. Obviously you are all tone deaf.

  • cindy

    It should have also included Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. As both were praised by Whitney. Christina when she did her tribute to Whitney at the BET 2001 awards and she loved it. and thanked her Mariah since Whitney and her did a song together back in the day. Such a loss in music today.

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  • noelle

    i also would like to see charice do the tribute. she always sings whitney songs at DFF concerts.

  • Too bad

    @Not Christina: Well that’s her technique. And FYI, there’s a live performance of Christina that she did aroung ’98 or 2000 at the BET Awards where she sang “I turn to you” or something, and by the end of it, Whitney herself said something like “this is the best rendition after mine”. Which is right lol. Even Whitney aknowleged that Christina is amazing. So please stop with the hate, Christina is one of a kind too. I think a tribute from her would be great too. UGH. I woke up this morning with this horrible news that my mom told me and I still can’t believe it. RIP Whitney those vocals will always blow us away<3

  • http://ADMIN robert27

    only one persons can sing WHITNEY’S SONG …. and she’s the ONE … with DAVID FOSTER … I will not IGNORE …” I HAVE NOTHING ”

  • http://ADMIN robert27

    i have nothing ” by CHARICE

  • sky

    this was with 5 minutes notice Jen and Chaka will be great considering the circumstances. is that all you do, sit around all day and judge others. We all wish we had half their talent.

  • Carrie

    Christina and Mariah should do the tribute not someone from American Idol.

  • khatman

    Charice is the only singer who can come close to what Whitney was in her prime. Charice is probably the best LIVE performer of her generation. Charice’s rendition of “I Have Nothing” on Oprah is what launched her career with Oprah calling her “the most talent girl in the world”. Charice’s rendition of “Run To You” at age 12 is breathtaking – a song that Whitney would not attempt live. Even Whitney’s much vaunted “StarSpangledBanner” @ the ’91 Superbowl, which was liipsynced, was overshadowed by Charice’s live rendition of the SSB @ the 2009 opening day game between the Dodgers and SF Giants. Then catcher Russel Martin said “Charice’s rendiition of the SSB was better than the game itself.

  • khatman


    Is Jennifer Hudson a “one hit wonder” (I Am Telling You)? I heard her sing the SSB at a sports event – Did not impress me. And those weightloss ads…one of them is enough. As for Chaka Khan I watched her when she appeared with David Foster and Friends. The lady is woefully out of shape and should be retired.

  • Not Christina

    @Too bad: Christina is super talented, but I guess I don’t like the “technique”… sometime less is more, restraint leaves us anticipating. Just my opinion. I understand your a fan and sorry if your offended.

  • X

    Really GRAMMY! Charice should of been the one who should give a tribute to Whitney on the Grammy. SAD SAD SAD. Whitney would be so proud if it was Charice.

  • Carol Wilson

    Please stop bashing Jen, this girl didn’t ask to do this tribute.
    As a matter of fact, i think she is the only one that sings with all that power and passion like Whitney . With all that being said, no one, can really touch Whitney, when it comes to voice.Another thing addressing the fact that someone made a comment to the fact that Jennifer is an American Idol looser, guess what, Americans don’t always make the right choices, as we all see. look where the girl is at now. Don’t be a hater.

  • awesome

    You must not have a musical bone in your body.:

  • awesome

    @ Amanda…you must not have a musical bone in your body….Please take the time to think before you speak.

  • jc

    Charice can sing Whitney Houston songs better.

  • darkskinkracker

    Jennifer Hudson destroyed Whitney Houston song on Academy Awards. The song wasn’t even recognizable, it was one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen.

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