Jennifer Hudson performing Grammy tribute to Whitney

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There will be a ‘respectful’ musical tribute to the star.

The Grammy Awards will include a tribute to music legend Whitney Houston, the Recording Academy has announced.

Singer Jennifer Hudson will perform a tribute to the musical icon who was found dead yesterday, on the eve of the Awards in a Los Angeles Hotel, aged 48.

Although full details of the tribute have not yet been announced, Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich has said that the Dreamgirls singer, Hudson, would perform a “respectful” musical tribute.

“It’s too fresh in everyone’s memory to do more at this time, but we would be remiss if we didn’t recognise Whitney’s remarkable contribution to music fans in general…” he said.

Houston, once dubbed ‘The Voice’, was one of the world’s most successful female singers, with hits including I Will Always Love You and I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

She sold more records and received more awards than almost any other female pop star of the 20th century but her later career was at times overshadowed by drug abuse and her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown.

The music industry’s biggest stars have been paying tributes to the mother, singer and actress.

Will.I.Am – “I’m so sad…whitney houston was so kind, sweet, wonderful, amazing, talented, and a true gift to the world…#iwillalwaysloveyou”

Remember Whitney’s contribution to music with our Spotify playlist.

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