As I mentioned in the previous post, Whitney Houston was on hand at the Beverly Hills Hilton last night to perform for and honor famed music mogul Clive Davis at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Icons event that was held last night. Because Whitney looked and (apparently) sounded so amazing at last night’s shindig, I thought it would be appropriate to give her own post to highlight her fabulosity. Here are a few pics of Whitney lookin’ AMAZING on stage last night:
From the moment cocktails were served at 7, buzz swirled around Whitney Houston. Would the long-absent diva really brave the stage at Saturday night’s celebrity-packed Pre-Grammy Gala? Host Clive Davis, Sony Music’s chief creative officer, gave her top billing, and guests at the Beverly Hilton were finally rewarded at 12:30 a.m., when the singer emerged for a short but lively medley that opened with a restrained I Will Always Love You and swelled into a dance jam with It’s Not Right But It’s Okay and I’m Every Woman. Houston, 45, sported big gold hoop earrings and a snug tea-length leopard-print gown as she confidently strutted across the stage in stiletto heels. Though her voice was not the sterling instrument of her prime, she seemed vocally fit, if somewhat buried by the loud band, backup singers and exuberant audience that cheered her return.
OMG, love it!!! You may recall that earlier this week we saw photos of Whitney and her daughter Bobbi Kristina making their arrival in SoCal … at the time, I wondered if Whitney was in town to begin work on her much-anticipated comeback album … I guess now we know the real purpose of her visit to SoCal. Even still, I’m encouraged by the rumors that her new album might be due for release this year. If anyone can get that album out of her, it’s Clive Davis. After the jump, check out a very nice portrait of Whitney and Clive that was taken backstage at last night’s event …
A special event calls for a special hat :) Ms. Thang looks so amazing. I just love Whitney Houston … I know I say this every time she surfaces but I really hope that this will be her year. It’s been far too long since we’ve be able to enjoy the talents of Ms. Houston (tho, I must admit, getting to watch her on that horrid Bravo reality TV series Being Bobby Brown was kinda fun). Just one album …that’s all it will take to send her fame rocketing back into the stratosphere. Bring it on, Whitney!! We’re waiting!!