Grammy executive producer Ken Erhlich has confirmed that Jennifer Hudson will perform a ‘respectful’ musical tribute in memory of Whitney Houston, who was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking with the LA Times, Erhlich said:
It’s too fresh in everyone’s memory to do more at this time, but we would be remiss if we didn’t recognize Whitney’s remarkable contribution to music fans in general, and in particular her close ties with the Grammy telecast and her Grammy wins and nominations over the years…It’s hard to think of an artist who had such an incredible instrument, not to mention beauty, which made her difficulties in recent years even harder to accept.
Clive Davis, Houston’s mentor and producer, memorialized her at this years annual gala which was held downstairs in the same hotel where she died, just hours after her death:
Whitney was a beautiful person and she had a talent beyond compare. She graced this stage … so many times. So simply put: Whitney would have wanted the music to go on.
The Grammy Awards will be aired on U.S television Sunday night and includes a comeback performance from 2011 sensation, Adele.