It’s been nearly three months since the tragic death of Whitney Houston, andVH1 Divas has announced plans to honor the late pop icon’s contribution to music with a show dedicated to her in December.
According to Billboard, the Divas special will be taped in Los Angeles this December and will have Whitney Houston’s musical director Rickey Minor as executive producer. No performers have been confirmed yet, but if past Diva shows are any indication, there should be lots of top notch singers paying tribute to Whitney.
Whitney Houston performed on VH1 Divas three times. She was a main performer in 1999 and made guest appearances in 2002 and 2003.
Houston’s family has already given their blessing for the tribute. Houston’s label Sony Entertainment signed off on the VH1 Divas special also.
VH1 president Tom Calderone said, “We all felt that if any show could pay tribute to Whitney’s music, it would be ‘Divas. December felt like enough time where it wouldn’t be sad anymore, you’d want to celebrate her music.”
Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan performing “I’m Every Woman”
Whitney performs with Mary J. Blige