Singer Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards Sunday night.

Houston, who has won six Grammy Awards, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 48.

Hudson, who had her start on American Idol and later starred in Dream Girls, has received one Grammy Award.  She won best R&B album for Jennifer Hudson in 2008.

Houston reportedly died at the same hotel where her mentor, record mogul Clive Davis, was holding an annual pre-event party featuring scores of music industry celebrities.

Her death cast a pall over the upcoming ceremony, and forced producers to scramble to honour the late singer.

Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will host the awards ceremony.

Kanye West and British singer Adele lead the pack in Grammy nominations this year: West has seven nods, and Adele was nominated six times.

Canadians Drake and Niagara Falls, Ont., native Deadmau5, also known as Joel Zimmerman, received three nominations apiece.

Drake’s sophomore album Take Care was released too late to be considered for Grammy nominations. He earned nods for collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.

Producer Deadmau5 is nominated in the best dance and remix categories.