Watch Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston Tribute At The 2012 Grammy Awards
Jennifer Hudson’s buzzed-about Grammy tribute to Whitney Houston turned out to be everything it should’ve been: it was clean, elegant and solely focused on remembering Houston’s singular voice. Hudson stood in a solitary spotlight to sing a brief rendition of “I Will Always Love You”, the song Houston made legendary with the best-selling The Bodyguard soundtrack. Hudson’s performance was faithful to Houston’s until the end, as she added, her voice breaking slightly, “Whitney, we will always love you.” Watch the 2012 Grammy Awards‘ most emotional moment below. The performance by Hudson, a burgeoning fashion trend-setter and favorite of President Obama, capped a remarkable rolling, 24-hour memorial to Houston, who died suddenly under still unknown circumstances at age 48. The selection of the song from The Bodyguard, of course, served as a subtle reminder that that album holds the record for the most weeks atop the Billboard album chart, at least for a few days longer, until Adele’s 21 matches it.