Whitney Houston was spotted in the audience of the 2009 American Music Awards with her baby girl, Bobbi Kristina, by her side. OK I take that back, Lil Bobbi Kris is all grown up now and I heard she’s actually looking forward to a singing career of her own. I’m sure witnessing her Mom’s spectacular performance last night helped seal the deal for her. Isn’t it refreshing to see Whitney back on her “A” game?
Whitney performed “Didn’t Know My Own Strength” and was honored with the 2009 International Artist of the Year Award, which was presented to her by Samuel L. Jackson, who read the inscription below:
The International Award of Excellence is presented to Whitney Houston by the American Music Awards in recognition of her worldwide success exemplified by her international record sales, radio airplay in countries all over the world, live performances that span the globe, and popularity that knows no borders or boundaries.
Whitney’s performance last night was her first LIVE performance in over 5 years. In case you missed it, watch video of Whitey’s emotional AMA performance and her receipt of the prestigious award: Continue Reading…
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Whitney Houston performed a recent live appearance in New York earlier this morning. The free show was held at Central Park?s Rumsey Playfield and was a pre-taping for ABC?s Good Morning America. Houston’s highly anticipated comeback CD, I Look To You, dropped today as well and the live show was attended by at least 4,000 fans, some of whom had been in line since the previous night.? Some fans were sadly disappointed in the performance as Whitney’s voice cracked during one song and she was also out of breath. Whitney apologized, and basically blamed Oprah for her voice (or lack thereof):
Houston certainly looked the part this afternoon, dressed in a one-piece outfit and beaming with energy as she ran on to the stage just after 12 p.m., but as her band kicked in with the Alicia Keys-co-written new single ?Million Dollar Bill,? her voice began to crack and she sounded out of breath halfway through the track. It was a trend that continued throughout her 1998 hit ?My Love Is Your Love? which also featured a brief cameo by her daughter Bobbi Kristina.
After taking a break to towel off and adjust her makeup, Houston appeared to choke up during an emotional version of ?I Look To You,? which she delivered directly to her mother Cissy, who watched from the side of the stage. Following another brief side-of-stage break, the six-time Grammy winner apologized to the crowd for her voice and explained that she had recorded her forthcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey yesterday. (source)
I guess that explains GMA’s decision to pre-tape the “LIVE” performance…
Bobbi Kristina and Whitney on stage during performance of “My Love is Your Love”
At least she LOOKS great…
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Whitney Houston’s teen daughter, Bobbi Kristina has alledgely attempted suicide after an argument with her famous mother.? Reports state that the teen decided she no longer wanted to live with Whitney and the two began arguing.?? Bobbi Kris tried to stab Whitney and then?tried to slit her wrist before they decided to rush her to a psychiatric ward.?? This child needs prayer and guidance….QUICK!?? All jokes aside, this child needs therapy and a new set of parents.? (Spotted @ NecoleBitchie)