By Henna Kathiya
It was at this time last year, with everyone gearing up for music’s biggest night, when it was revealed that Grammy Award-winning singer Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel room. As the one-year anniversary of her death approaches, the legendary singer will be honored in several ways.
First off, Houston will be appearing across the country in wax form. Madame Tussauds has made four different renditions of the late singer. The figure of Whitney at the 1991 Super Bowl will be sent to Washington D.C., while her 1992 “Bodyguard” figure will be in Hollywood. Her 1988 look from “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is heading to Las Vegas, and finally a recreation of a 2009 photo shoot will be on display in New York.
Not only is Whitney Houston being honored with multiple wax figures, but she is also being honored at the yearly pre-Grammy party thrown by Clive Davis. He made the controversial decision last year to continue with the party hours after her death in her honor and this year will be no different. “We’re going to keep that tradition and celebrate her, celebrate music and mark the occasion of the one-year anniversary of her premature, tragic passing,” he said. “But make sure that people remember her always,” he said.
As a part of his usual star-studded line up, Miguel is slated to perform honoring the late singer and he’s definitely not taking the performance lightly.
“I was here for that night, and I could feel everyone wanting to celebrate her life, but still being a little torn,” he said. “In our generation, she’s probably the most-loved and celebrated female voice [and] she was one of those people who loved music. But if you know anything about Clive Davis’ parties, they’re legendary, so it will be unforgettable, and undoubtedly people will be celebrating her legacy. It was her favorite night to come out and enjoy music, so we’re going to have a great time.”