Whitney Houston was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which aired on HBO. Alicia Keys gave the late icon’s induction speech, beginning, “Whitney Houston is one of one.”
Keys went on to recall meeting Houston, working together on “Million Dollar Bill,” and her impact on music and the world.
After Keys’ speech, the Rock Hall played a video featuring Jennifer Hudson, Clive Davis, gospel singer Kelly Price, and Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy Houston, along with archival footage of Aretha Franklin, Oprah Winfrey, and Lady Gaga.
Cissy and Pat Houston accepted Whitney Houston’s induction on the singer’s behalf.
Meanwhile, Diddy officially inducted The Notorious B.I.G. into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday during a ceremony broadcast on HBO.
The special segment included tributes from JAY-Z, Nas, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace, daughter Tyanna Wallace and son C.J. Wallace.
Diddy, who signed Biggie to his Bad Boy Records imprint in 1993, delivered an impactful speech about his late friend and collaborator, pointing out his inimitable swagger.
JAY-Z, who also spoke, compared Biggie’s songwriting to the work of celebrated filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.
Nas then stepped up to the podium and talked about Biggie’s trailblazing ways.
The segment closed with Biggie’s children speaking on his legacy.