On Feb. 9, 2013, the Pre-Grammy Party was held in Beverly Hills, Calif. at The Beverly Hilton on the eve of the Grammy Awards. It also is a reminder of the first anniversary of Whitney Houston's death on Feb 11. Friends and fans remember.
Those who remember are many. Some are here to share such memories in quotes (below) and in video (above).
The world lost talented icon Whitney Houston on Feb. 11, 2012. She died just three hours before last year's annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party festivities were to begin.
At this year's party, according to an article by Rock Music Examiner Phyllis Pollack, record executive Clive Davis made an emotional speech in memory of the late Whitney Houston.
Check out Pollack's article, "Clive Davis makes speech honoring Whitney Houston a year after her death," to discover more about the speech and party.
Included here is a sampling of when Davis met Houston, plus special remembrances by fans and a Whitney Houston tribute artist.
Clive Davis, according to Wikipedia, was made aware of Cissy Houston's talented daughter Whitney Houston at a New York City nightclub. Impressed with what he heard, Davis signed her to Arista Records.
As a result, Houston became one of the biggest selling artists in music history under the guidance of Davis.
A few who remember Whitney Houston.
"I love Whitney Houston's music, of course, but I remember her also in film. I was in Germany and saw 'The Bodyguard' (1992) starring her and Kevin Costner. The film was in German, and I was just learning the language. I remember Whitney said "orange juice," (Orangensaft in German), and I knew the word! That is not all I remember about the talented singer and actress, but it is what sticks in my mind."
"I remember growing up hearing Whitney Houston music. I miss her, always will."
"Listening to Whitney's music got me over some tough times. Thank you Whitney for your wonderful voice."
Tribute artist Carlene Mitchell at HeartFelt Entertainment remembers when the world lost Whitney Houston.
"A year later... yet it feels like just yesterday. I still deeply mourn for the loss of Whitney as if she were my blood relative.
She is very dear to me, my sister in Christ anointed with a voice and soul that pierced through the hearts of many - yesterday, today, and tomorrow. To some, she was very misunderstood, but to most, she is very much missed.
We truly lost greatness! With the melody playing in our heads, and the beautiful memories cherished in our hearts, like the song, "[Whitney], We Will Always Love You!"