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Whitney Houston BMA Tribute (VIDEO)

Last night Jordin Sparks and John Legend put on for the late great Whitney Houston. Video Inside.

The legendary, Whitney Houston, was honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in a tribute performance by Jordin Sparks and John Legend. Prior to Legend’s performance of “Greatest Love of All” Whoopi Goldberg shared a few words on the singer saying,

“Even for those of you who didn’t show your love for Whitney, now’s your chance to pay tribute. We’re gonna be giving Whitney the greatest love of all…”

 Jordin Sparks, who will be playing Whitney’s daughter in the August 2012 remake of “Sparkle,” brought the audience to their feet with an uplifting performance of Whitney’s classic “I Will Always Love You.”

Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina “the one person she cherished most,” and sister in law Pat Houston accepted the Billboard Millennium Award on Whitney’s behalf. Bobbi Kristina, who looked on with tears while reciting back her mother’s hits, thanked everyone for “supporting her through the good and the bad… showing that much love because she deserved it.”

Houston, who died Feb. 11 at age 48, holds the distinction of being the first artist ever to have seven consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 and her biggest hit, “I Will Always Love You,” spent 14 weeks atop the chart in 1993. She earned 16 Billboard Music Awards, six Grammys, 23 American Music Awards and two Emmys, and has sold 170 million combined albums, single and videos worldwide.

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