'There will never be another one': Bobbi Kristina Brown delivers touching tribute to Whitney Houston at Billboard Awards
09:11 GMT, 21 May 2012
She has had a troubled time since the death of her mother three months ago.
But Bobbi Kristina Brown tonight delivered a touching tribute to Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards.
The 19-year-old accepted the special Millennium Award on behalf of her late mother, after she was escorted onto the stage by her adopted brother Nick Gordon and received a quick kiss from him.
Touching: Bobbi Kristina Brown delivered a speech about her mother Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards
The teen had been reduced to tears while watching an emotional video dedicated to the singer.
But Bobbi Kristina was well-spoken and composed when it came to delivering her poignant speech, with Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston by her side, who also gave am introduction.
Bobbi Kristina said: ‘I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all. Not just from when it was good, but when it was bad too.
Emotional: Bobbi Kristina was joined on stage by Pat Houston as she accepted the Millennium Award on behalf of her late mother
Grateful: The 19-year-old thanked everyone for their support during her short but sweet speech
‘Thank you so much for showing that much love, because she deserved it. She did. I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life.’
She added: ‘There will never be another one ever, and I thank you, all of you – the fans, everyone. Thank you so much.’
During the speech, the camera cut to Brandy, the sister of Whitney’s former flame Ray J.
A shoulder to cry on: Bobbi Kristina was supported by her adopted brother Nick Gordon
Emotional: Whoopi Goldberg introduced the youngster after performances of Whitney's songs
Taking the stage: Whoopi and Bobbi Kristina shared a hug after Whoopi introduced the youngster
The singer could be seen mouthing the words ‘never ever’ while Bobbi Kristina spoke about her mother’s uniqueness.
There were also tributes to the diva, who died aged 48 on February 11, in the form of performances.
After an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend sang Greatest Love of All while Jordin Sparks delivered an emotional rendition of I Will Always Love You.
During Jordin’s performance, cameras followed Bobbi Kristina who was seen sobbing at the tribute.
'I'm just blessed to have been in such an incredible womans life': Bobbi Kristina pictured with her mother Whitney in February this tear
Heartfelt: John sang Greatest Love of All before Jordin performed I Will Always Love You
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2012 WINNERS
Top Artist: Adele
Top New Artist: Wiz Khalifa
Top Male Artist: Lil Wayne
Top Female Artist: Adele
Top Duo/Group: LMFAO
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele
Top Hot 100 Artist: Adele
Top Digital Songs Artist: Adele
Top Radio Songs Artist: Adele
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist: Rihanna
Top Digital Media Artist: Adele
Top Pop Artist: Adele
Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Top Rap Artist: Lil Wayne
Top Country Artist: Lady Antebellum
Top Rock Artist: Coldplay
Top Alternative Artist: Coldplay
Top Latin Artist: Shakira
Top Dance Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Casting Crowns
Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele “21”
Top Pop Album: Adele “21”
Top R&B Album: Beyonce “4”
Top Rap Album: Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV”
Top Country Album: Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party”
Top Rock Album: Coldplay “Mylo Xyloto”
Top Alternative Album: Coldplay “Mylo Xyloto”
Top Latin Album: Romeo Santos “Formula: Vol. 1”
Top Dance Album: Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
Top Christian Album: Casting Crowns “Come To The Well”
Top Hot 100 Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top Digital Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top Radio Song: Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
Top Streaming Song (Video): Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
Top Pop Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top R&B Song: Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne “Motivation”
Top Rap Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top Country Song: Jason Aldean “Dirt Road Anthem”
Top Rock Song: Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Top Alternative Song: Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Top Latin Song: Don Omar & Lucenzo “Danza Kuduro”
Top Dance Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top Christian Song: Laura Story “Blessings”