Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy Houston and aunt Pat Houston have accepted her posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a special that aired on HBO on Saturday night.
The late Notorious B.I.G was also inducted into the hall of fame.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was supposed to induct its 2020 class at an in-person ceremony on May 2, but it — like nearly every other live event this year — was forced to postpone and go virtual thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. That ceremony aired Saturday in a broadcast on HBO.
Houston received a thoughtful introduction from Alicia Keys, an awards show MVP: “We all know how her unprecedented success brought Black women into the absolute highest reaches of the music industry’s pantheon. We all know her music will live forever.”
Mentor Clive Davis, collaborator Kelly Price and Jennifer Hudson (who performed the 2012 Grammy tribute to Houston the day after her death) all spoke about her impact, with Hudson saying Houston was a big part of why she performs.
One of seven posthumous inductees this year, the Notorious B.I.G. received a lot of love during the tribute to his game-changing delivery and wordplay. Fellow NYC icons Nas and Jay-Z both appeared in the virtual ceremony, with the latter half-joking that Biggie Smalls was so damn good he “was a little worried for myself as an artist.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter||Kuulpeeps.com
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