Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher first performers announced for “We Will Always Love You: Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston,” airing Nov. 16
Five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, and seven-time Grammy winner Usher are the first performers announced for “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston.”
The one-hour special will celebrate Houston’s life and artistry through interviews and performances from various artists paying homage to the six-time Grammy winner, according to a news release. In addition, it will include Houston’s own most memorable performances of her career.
The show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound at 9 p.m. Nov. 16 on the CBS Television Network and will tape on Oct. 11 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.
“We Will Always Love You” will include never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews, along with artists sharing their memories of Houston. Additionally, the special will feature highlights of Houston’s career, including great Grammy and other iconic performances.
Tickets to the general public for “We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston” go on sale today, and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Houston was one of the biggest pop stars — male or female — of all time, selling more than 170 million combined albums, songs and videos, and garnering six Grammys and two Emmys, countless other awards and accolades. She graced the Grammy stage eight times over the years — one of a few artists who has had the distinction of performing the most times on the annual telecast. Most recently, she appeared as a presenter at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009 (ultimately presenting Jennifer Hudson with her first Grammy for Best R&B Album).
Houston died Feb. 11 of an accidental drowning caused by heart disease and cocaine use.