The incomparable Whitney Houston will be remembered on a special edition of VH1’s annual ‘Divas’ celebration. Houston, who performed on the program in 1999, 2002 and 2003 will be memorialized by a bevy of singers that’s included Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige in the past.
Billboard confirms the upcoming special will air in December and has already received the blessing of Houston’s family and her label partners at Sony. “We all felt that if any show could pay tribute to Whitney’s music, it would be ‘Divas,’ ” VH1 president Tom Calderone told Billboard in a statement. “December felt like enough time where it wouldn’t be sad anymore, you’d want to celebrate her music.”
Before her untimely passing in February, Houston took the VH1 “Divas” stage on three separate occasions; check out Whitney’s past “Divas” performances below.