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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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Whitney Houston's Death: New Details Revealed

New details have been revealed in the death of singer Whitney Houston, who passed away at the age of 48 on Saturday (February 11).

The singer was found unresponsive in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by a member of her entourage. Paramedics were called and they tried to perform CPR on her, but it did not work and she was pronounced dead at 3:55PM PST, according to TMZ.

Whitney was to attend Clive Davis‘ annual party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this evening. TMZ also reports that Whitney had spoken to her cousin Dionne Warwick and mother Cissy Houston just before her death about attending the party and that everything seemed fine.

While there have been no signs of foul play, a full investigation into Whitney‘s death has begun.

Here are some highlights of Whitney‘s career:

  • Over 200 million albums sold worldwide
  • Recipient of six Grammy Awards and twenty-six nominations
  • Winner of twenty-two American Music Awards and thirty-eight nominations, more than any other female solo artist in history
  • Only artist to chart seven consecutive Number One Billboard Hot 100 hits (“Saving All My Love for You”, “How Will I Know”, “Greatest Love of All”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”, “So Emotional”, and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”)
  • First female artist to debut an album at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart
  • Appeared in four films, including 2012′s Sparkle
  • Only artist with at least one Grammy, Emmy, MTV Video Music Award, MTV Movie Award, People’s Choice Award, and Billboard Music Award to their name.

Clive Davis Grammy Party Still On After Whitney Houston's Death

Clive Davis‘ annual party, held the Saturday night before the Grammy Awards, is back on this evening following the shocking death of Whitney Houston.

“It’s still on,” a rep for the party tells JustJared.com.

“They are trying to pull together a memorial of sorts for grieving,” adds another source. “But they are trying to turn away as many people as possible.”

Whitney was to attend the party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this evening. She was found unresponsive in her hotel room this afternoon and was later pronounced dead at the age of 48.

Celebrities Remember Whitney Houston on Twitter

Celebrities have taken to Twitter to post tributes to the late singer Whitney Houston, who passed away at the age of 48 on Saturday (February 11).

Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey): “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”

Katy Perry (@KatyPerry): “So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P.”

Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber): “just heard the news. so crazy. One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER just passed. RIP Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her friends and family.”

Christina Aguilera (@TheRealXTina): “We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed.”

Nicki Minaj (@NickiMinaj): “Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.”

Lea Michele (@MsLeaMichele): “I’m speechless. Such sad news about Whitney Houston.”‘

Serena Williams (@serenawilliams): “Wow just wow. This has ruined my whole day. #Iwillalwaysloveyou. #OneMomentInTime has propelled me to many of my grand slams victories.”

LeAnn Rimes (@leannrimes): “Whitney Houston was the first cd I ever bought. She had a God given gift. Hopefully, she’s singing with angels now.”

Chloe Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz): “Omg.. whitney houston died..we’ve lost another amazing singer.”

Rihanna (@Rihanna): “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney”

Matthew Morrison (@Matt_Morrison): “I’m very sad to hear about the passing of Whitney Houston, may she rest in peace.”

Jaime King (@Jaime_King): “God bless Whitney Houston and her family. May she rest in peace.”

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

Whitney Houston has passed away at the age of 48, sources confirm to JustJared.com.

The singer passed away on Saturday (February 11). She was expected to show up at a studio for a photo shoot in the afternoon and to attend Clive Davis‘ Annual Grammy Party in the evening, JustJared.com can exclusively reveal.

Whitney was the first female artist to ever debut at number one on the Billboard charts and she is considered one of the world’s best-selling female artists with over 200 million albums sold worldwide. After struggling with addiction, Whitney returned to the music scene in 2009 with her album I Look to You.

Later this year, Whitney‘s new film Sparkle will be released into theaters. Check out a brand new still from the film that was released last week.

Whitney is survived by her daughter Bobbi Kristina, whom she had with ex-husband Bobby Brown.

Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks in 'Sparkle' - FIRST LOOK

Check out this brand new shot of Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks from their upcoming movie, Sparkle.

The film, inspired by the story of The Supremes, is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name. Sparkle tells the story of 3 sisters forming a successful singing group and dealing with the obstacles that come along with fame.

R. Kelly contributed new songs that will be added to the original score, written by Curtis Mayfield.

Also starring: Gossip Girl‘s Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, and Cee-Lo Green.

Sparkle is set to be released in August.

Whitney Houston: In Talks for 'Sparkle'

  • Whitney Houston is in negotiations to star in Sparkle, a remake of a 70s music-themed drama – Huffington Post
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  • Erin Heatherton is seriously sexy – Hollywood Tuna
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  • Ali Landry is one proud mama to be – Celebuzz
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