Whitney Houston's Death Overshadows Awards

With the death of Whitney Houston just hours earlier, it's hard to focus on the matter of crowning the best in music -- but Sunday night's Grammys will try.

Music's biggest night was rocked on the eve of the event with news that the 48-year-old pop legend died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy party.

The horse race over this year's Grammys seemed secondary in the wake of her death. Still, the show will go on, with a musical tribute to Houston by one of her biggest fans, Jennifer Hudson.

Kanye West is the top Grammy nominee with seven nods. But Adele -- who along with the Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars is up for six -- was expected to sweep her categories on the momentum of her top-selling "21" album.

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  • by john Location: farmville on Feb 15, 2012 at 06:31 PM
    Dolly grinning all the way to the bank. between bobby, two kids they know about , jessie and al will be in the picture in a little while. oh snap
  • by J D Location: ENC on Feb 13, 2012 at 07:38 AM
    One more crack head out of the way.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Feb 13, 2012 at 03:06 AM
    Come see Come saw! IT's over. I think to myself how many artists inthe group thought long and hard because they too; dabble with drugs. Script or otherwise. When Sinatra died did I cry? NO When Elvis died did I cry? NO IT IS OVER! Let the girl rest. Move on. If you are reading this and you play with any drugs, IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!
  • by Better Headline on Feb 12, 2012 at 07:11 PM
    "Whitney Houston's Death Overshadows WITN Webpage"
  • by George Location: Greenville on Feb 12, 2012 at 04:43 PM
    Really? Four stories on the WITN website about Whitney Houston. Stop beating a dead horse and post some real news. Hey here is something interesting....In other news. Today is President Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Remember him? The 'Great Emancipator'?
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      by Five Dollars? on Feb 12, 2012 at 07:10 PM in reply to George
      Abraham Lincoln? Who's he? OH, that guy on the $5 bill, right? Well, he's only worth $5...you should at least have mentioned Ben Franklin, he's worth $100. Whitney will be lucky if she gets a memorial stamp. But who would want to lick it? (maybe R Kelly?)
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        by NIQUEY on Feb 12, 2012 at 08:40 PM in reply to Five Dollars?
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          by Mike on Feb 13, 2012 at 03:08 AM in reply to NIQUEY
          She was NOT the best. She learned from one of the best in good surroundings. Whitney DID NOT "invent" R&B!
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          by "The Best"? on Feb 13, 2012 at 05:54 AM in reply to NIQUEY
          Ummm, that would be "Aretha Franklin". Whitney can't hold a candle to Aretha.

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