The music icon revealed the news ahead of Sunday's headline performance.
Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are amongst the first group of inductees to the R&B Hall Of Fame
Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are amongst the first group of inductees to the R&B Hall Of Fame, alongside a host of Motown artists.
The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame Museum was announced earlier this week, with plans to honour artists who have made significant contributions to the genre.
Alongside the late Jackson and Houston are 23 other inductees, as announced on the R&B Hall of Fame's website on Thursday (October 18).
Other members of the 'Hall of Fame Class of 2013' include The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Otis Redding and The Temptations.
An induction ceremony is scheduled to take place on May 5, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Plans for an American Pop Music Hall of Fame are currently in the works.
Watch Whitney Houston’s Step By Step video below: