Although the 2012 Billboard Music Awards were all about honoring artists for their chart-topping achievements, the show would be remiss if they didn't honor their biggest chart queen of them all Whitney Houston. The late pop icon was posthumously honored with the Millennium Award at the BMAs on Sunday (May 20), which was followed by a beautiful tribute.
Whitney Houston will be saluted posthumously with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Along with the honor, chart-topping artists Jordin Sparks and John Legend will perform songs in memory the late pop icon who passed away in February.
Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina and sister-in-law and former manager Pat Houston will be on hand to accept the award for Nippy.
She's obviously dressed down but even when attired in clothes designed for working up a sweat, she still looks fashionable. Her best accessory, though? That billion dollar smile she's flashing.
Jason Derulo is still recovering from a broken neck, but through the process and the pain, his girlfriend Jordin Sparks has been his backbone. While there was some curiosity when the singing duo first went public with their romance, with a whole mess of "Are they or aren't they?" rumors abounding, the self-aware Derulo admits that being with Sparks has changed him … and for the better.
In these fractious times, it seems like it's harder than ever for people to come to any kind of consensus -- but if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that we need another singing competition on TV. Just kidding! But no, seriously, we're getting another one, and Jordin Sparks has signed on to be one of the judges.