Saturday night at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party was one to remember. Jennifer Hudson brought the house down with her rendition of “Greatest Love of All,” and Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” co-star, paid a super emotional tribute to both Whitney and Clive.
Costner spoke to Davis from the stage, saying, “Neither one of us, in the end, could protect your beloved Whitney. But your fingerprints on her life are clean my friend. You were a miracle in her life. Thank you for being her bodyguard, Clive. Everyone in this business has a mom, but not everyone has a Clive.” His words were met with a standing ovation from the crowd.
It’s been almost 8 years since Whitney Houston died of an overdose at the Beverly Hilton hotel, just hours before Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy bash. It was an emotional night, as Davis was moved almost beyond words by Costner’s tribute.
The night was a reminder of the power of music and the impact that Whitney Houston and Clive Davis had on the music industry. It was a beautiful and heartfelt tribute, and a reminder that music will always be a part of us.