Sincere prayer on a Hollywood stage? You don't see that every day, but Sunday was not an average day. At the beginning of the 2012 Grammy Awards, host LL Cool J paid tribute to Whitney Houston, who died the previous day at 48.

"There's no way around this," he said, addressing a silent crowd. "We've had a death in our family, and so at least for me, the only thing that feels right is to begin with a prayer for a woman we loved, for our fallen sister, Whitney Houston."

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The 2012 Grammy Awards became the Adele Awards Sunday.

The British chanteuse went six for six, collecting every one of the awards for which she was nominated, including top honors for album, record and song of the year.

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About 24 hours after the death of Whitney Houston, the family of this once-in-a-generation singer has released the following statement:

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney. This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends."

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Her greatest single performance likely took place on a football field, as Whitney Houston is responsible for the most impressive, moving national anthem rendition in Super Bowl history.

But the iconic singer also sold over 200 million albums worldwide and collected six Grammy Awards. She's one of the most successful female solo artists of all-time, paving the way for stars of today such as Mariah Carey and Rihanna.

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Whitney Houston, one of the most successful female artists of all-time, died at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel today. She was 48.

The singer's rep confirmed the news this evening to The Associate Press, with insiders saying a member of Houston's entourage discovered her body late in the afternoon; a hotel employee called 911; and paramedics arrived to find Whitney unresponsive.

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