Los Angeles: The BET Awards on Sunday split top honors among several artists, including Beyonce Knowles and Chris Brown, in a telecast filled with lively performances and an emotional tribute to late singer Whitney Houston.
Beyonce was named best female R&B artist, while Brown, who performed his hit single Turn Up the Music from his new album Fortune, earned the title best male artist. Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West won best group with their smash hit album Watch the Throne.
But the brightest spotlight shined on late singer Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel in February. Authorities have said the pop star died of an accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease.
Mariah Carey, in a glittering gold dress onstage, shared humorous anecdotes of her encounters with Houston, whose hits from the 1980s and '90s included I Will Always Love You....more
12:12 PM, Jul 02, 2012
Newark, NJ: To the world, Whitney Houston was the pop queen with the perfect voice, the dazzling diva with regal beauty, a troubled superstar suffering from addiction and, finally, another victim of the dark side of fame. To her family and friends, she was just 'Nippy'. A nickname given to Houston when she was a child, it stuck with her through adulthood and, later, would become the name of one...
01:31 PM, Feb 18, 2012
Los Angeles: Investigators worked Sunday to piece together what killed Whitney Houston as the music industry's biggest names gathered for a Grammy Awards show that at times felt as much like a memorial as a celebration. Coroner's officials say they will not release any information on an autopsy performed Sunday at the request of police detectives investigating the singer's death. The singer was found in the bathtub of her room...
12:53 PM, Feb 13, 2012
Los Angeles: A collection of reactions to Whitney Houston's death Saturday in Beverly Hills at age 48. - "First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all. Second, I would like to say, I love you Whitney. The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage." - Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown, performing a show in Southaven, Miss., hours after her death. -...
12:26 PM, Feb 12, 2012