Just one day after it was revealed that Whitney Houston passed away, Jennifer Hudson held back the tears to perform on the 2012 Grammy Awards stage in an unbelievable rendition of the singer’s hit “I Will Always Love You.”
Wearing a stunning black gown, J-Hud belted out the lyrics as photos of Whitney splashed across the screen behind her. Towards the end of the song, Jennifer changed the words to “we will always love you.”
“I Will Always Love You” became the No. 1 hit on the iTunes chart on Sunday following news of the singer’s death.
Whitney’s legend lived on at the Grammy Awards, with host LL Cool J saying a prayer for the singer at the start of the show. Alicia Keys also acknowledged Whitney as well as did a slew of other stars on the red carpet.
The singer passed away Saturday night in her Beverly Hilton hotel room in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 48.