Last Thursday, Whitney Houston interrupted an E! News interview with Brandy, Monica and Clive Davis, Whitney's longtime champion and music industry mentor.
Davis is seen embracing an energetic Houston and characterizing the moment as "a day of tribute."
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"Extra's" AJ Calloway caught up with Gayle King on the red carpet on Sunday night's 2012 Grammy Awards, and talked to King about Whitney Houston's shocking and sudden death.
King, who explained she felt "conflicted" about attending Clive Davis' pre-Grammy bash during such a tragic time, and said, "On the one hand, we're there to celebrate the music industry, but on the other, we're filled with such grief to the loss of Whitney Houston. For me, it was an evening of contradictions, but I was still glad we were able to gather."
Music mogul Clive Davis has been throwing his over-the-top, pre-Grammy bash for 35 years now -- but last night's soiree was unlike any other, coming right on the heels of Whitney Houston's tragic death.
Davis almost cancelled the party but decided Whitney would have wanted the music to go on. While hundreds of fans began to gather for a candlelight vigil outside the Beverly Hilton, Davis took the podium to remember the woman who was not only his greatest discovery, but one of his very best friends.
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LL Cool J and others came out for Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammys bash, to celebrate Whitney Houston's life and her legacy -- and taking some time for reflection with "Extra."
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Sitting beside singer Jennifer Hudson, record mogul Clive Davis gave "Extra" the lowdown on his pre-Grammy celebration set for Saturday night.
The music legend dropped a few A-list names of stars who will be in attendance that night, including Mary J. Blige, Magic Johnson and Whitney Houston. "The audience is from people I know. It's a diverse audience with a shared passion -- and that is music."
The party will open with an as yet unnamed alternative rock group band, who Davis feels is "innovative and fresh." Clive also went on to say he believes Janelle Monae is the best new artist of the year.
See what else Davis has to say about his special night!
The wait is over! After a seven-year hiatus, Whitney Houston unleashed her new album for an all-star audience in New York City on Tuesday.
The songstress sat down with "Extra" and confessed that making music after a long break was a little uncomfortable at first. "When I first stepped into the studio, it felt a little funny. Like, 'I remember this. I know how to do this.' It felt good. I felt blessed," she recalled.
Music mogul Clive Davis got the ball rolling for Houston's comeback. Whitney says Davis told her, "Everybody's waiting. Everybody wants to hear you sing again." Whitney gave in and tells "Extra," "I had other plans." She admits when Davis said they were going to record an album, she wanted to go to an island and she'd be content selling strawberries at a fruit stand.
Instead, the 45-year-old chart-topper recorded the very personal album, I Look to You.
I Look to You hits stores Sept. 1.
Check out AJ Calloway's blog for his perspective on the album preview.