During this year’s Grammy week, Primary Wave Music and the Estate of Whitney E. Houston celebrated her 60th birthday year, legacy and music presented by Sony. The week’s festivities included SONY’S 360 reality audio immersive listening lounge, a gallery of iconic Whitney Houston photos and gowns, artists showcases, and Whitney pop-up retail store. The gallery showcased several of Whitney Houston’s iconic red gowns she wore throughout her career. The W Hotel in Hollywood transformed into the Whitney Houston Hotel during the Grammy week residency. There were two nights of live performances followed by a pre-grammy party with a live DJ and red carpet.
Friday consisted of a panel hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier, Whitney’s Brother Gary Houston, Pat Houston Executor of Whitney E. Houston Estate, Music Producer Rickey Minor, Award winning Producer Narada Michael Walden; and award-winning songwriter Gordon Chambers. Shortly thereafter there was a brunch curated by Award-winning Chef Deborah VanTrece of “VanTrece Hospitality Group” followed by a showcase in the evening. We had the opportunity to attend Friday night’s showcase which featured emotional performances by Natalie Jane, Amber Riley, Kiana Ledé, Coco Jones, and Michelle Williams. Fans, guests and VIPs gathered at the Whitney Houston Hotel to honor Whitney’s memory through song.