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Whitney Houston to Receive 2012 MTV EMA Global Icon Award

November 11, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Whitney Houston is receiving the 2012 MTV European Music Awards Global Icon Award tonight. THR reports that the late pop star will be honored at the EMAs in Frankfurt, Germany with a tribute to her music and career.

EMA executive producer Bruce Gilmer said of the award, “When we choose the Global Icons, we try to look at an artist that had a substantial career spanning a long period, at least a decade and we chose Whitney Houston for all the obvious reasons. She had one of the greatest voices of all time and (has had) a huge influence on music and other artists. We all know her music lives on.”

This is the third time the EMAs have given out the Global Icon award; the previous honorees were Queen and Bon Jovi.

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