The late and great Whitney Houston has been on the receiving end of many a tribute since her unexpected passing this year. Brandy and Monica, the two people who've been missing from every one so far, finally paid homage to their mentor at the BET Awards this year.
Monica sang "I Love the Lord," a track from Houston's The Preacher's Wife soundtrack. Clearly not one of Houston's more recognizable tracks, but Monica sang it beautifully nonetheless.
Displaying a big cat presence on the stage like never before, Brandy dominated with stunning vocals and dance moves, which is incredibly rare for the singer. It was a sight that needed to be seen to believe. And it got Brandy to become one of the top trending topics for the night on Twitter.
Cissy Houston, Whitney's mother, broke down spirits and hearts as she dedicated "Bridge Over Troubled Water" to her late daughter. Perhaps most touched was Soulja Boy, who recently lost his little brother in a car accident in March. Kanye was equally moved, having lost his mother a few years back, and Beyonce let a single tear roll down her impeccable face.
Check out the Whitney Houston tribute at the 2012 BET Awards below