Jennifer Hudson will perform a song in honour of Houston following the shock news of her death.
The singer, who was 48, passed away in Los Angeles on Saturday (February 11) on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton hotel.
The Grammy Award's executive producer Ken Ehrlich told the Los Angeles Times that Hudson will perform a "respectful musical tribute" during the ceremony, which will be broadcast on CBS.
"It's too fresh in everyone's memory to do more at this time, but we would be remiss if we didn't recognise Whitney's remarkable contribution to music fans in general, and in particular her close ties with the Grammy telecast and her Grammy wins and nominations over the years," Ehrlich said.
The Recording Academy president Neil Portnow told Reuters: "Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the world's greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades.
"Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs. A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice."
Houston presented Hudson with her own Grammy during the 2009 award ceremony.
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