Celebuzz was on the scene at the event, held Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, and spoke to Britney Spears and number of attendees, who shared their favorite song by the music icon.
Like many (including Jon Voight and Larry King), Britney says Whitey’s torch song “I Will Always Love You” is her all-time favorite. Britney looked stunning in a black dress and clutched her fiance Jason Trawick’s hand tight as they made their way down the press line.
For JC Chasez, he couldn’t choose just one. “I can’t pick, honestly,” he said. “That’s the thing, there are too many. She was such so talented I love them all.”
Darren Crisspicked “When You Believe” as his fave, as did Michelle Tractenberg.
Herbie Hancock picked “Greatest Love of All,” while “I Learned From the Best” was Kathy Griffin‘s favorite song choice. Ne-Yo picked the old school classic “Dance with Somebody.”
Whitney Houston died Saturday at the age of 48. The cause of death is still unknown. She was also expected to perform tonight at Clive’s party. Some predicted that the event would be cancelled, but it was decided to continue after much thought.
“It was touch and go whether the show would go on,” Richard Branson told Celebuzz. “It was decided that Whitney would want the show to go on and we’ll still have a nice celebration of her life.”
He added that “Her songs will live forever and her memory will live forever”
UPDATE: On the Grammys carpet, even more stars wanted to share their fave Whitney songs. Katy Perry said hers was “How Will I know,” while Miranda Lambert and Julianne Hough both said “I Will Always Love You” inspired them the most.
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Whitney Houston Dead At 48
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