Whitney Houston tribute opens Grammys - The Grammys got under way on Sunday, with the Recording Academy trying to focus on music's biggest night after of the death of one of music's biggest names — Whitney Houston.
Whitney Houston died on the eve of the Grammys at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy party. Her death cast a huge shadow over the event, and after Bruce Springsteen opened the show, host LL Cool J said: There is no way around this. We've had a death in our family.
The actor-rapper then said a prayer for Whitney Houston as stars like Lady Gaga and Miranda Lambert bowed their heads in silence.