Whilst last night's BRIT Awards were an occasion to celebrate, the ceremony also took the time to pay a fitting tribute for both Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse.
Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse were honoured at the BRIT Awards 2012 last night; Amy, the sensational Back To Black singer, passed away in July 2011 at the tender age of 27, yet she was still remembered in a touching video tribute, charting her career success.
Amy's video began with the songstress' own words on herself:
"Hello. I'm Amy. I write songs... and I sing."
Whitney Houston, who died only last week in tragic circumstances, also received a special video tribute. James Corden cued the montage with a simple and heartfelt introduction:
"She not only inspired the world with her incredible voice but also influenced many of the artists here with us tonight."
Amy and Whitney have both picked up accolades at the BRIT Awards in the past; Amy scored Best Female Solo Artist in 2007 and Whitney received the gong for Best Soundtrack Recording with The Bodyguard in 1994. Both women were inspirational singers, using their pure and ultra-expressive vocals to achieve the dizzying heights of fame and success.
Sadly, it was this fame and success which saw their lives cut short.
Rest in peace, you superstars.
The Whitney Houston tribute