Houston's long-time musical director Rickey Minor has been booked as executive producer for the special, which will take place in Los Angeles in December, reports Billboard.
"We all felt that if any show could pay tribute to Whitney's music, it would be Divas," VH1 president Tom Calderone said. "December felt like enough time where it wouldn't be sad anymore, you'd want to celebrate her music."
Houston appeared on VH1 Divas three times during her career, in 1999, 2002 and 2003.
Recent years have seen performances from the likes of Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Leona Lewis and Nicki Minaj.
Performers for the Whitney Houston tribute instalment have yet to be confirmed.
Watch Whitney Houston and Mary J Blige perform 'Ain't No Way' live on VH1 Divas inn 1999 below: