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, and will include Houston’s own most memorable performances of her career.
The show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound Nov. 16, 10 p.m. ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. ( www.cbs.com ), and will tape on Oct. 11 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.[ Also Read: Live Coverage of Whitney Houston’s Funeral Services ]
Earlier, the PEOPLE magazine, a celebrity weekly, announced the release of a commemorative book Remembering Whitney, 1963-2012, a tribute to the legendary singer and actress. (Read: People’s Commemorative Book on Whitney Houston)
“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.
The show is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. Louis J. Horvitz is director.[ Also Read: MTV to Woo Connected Youth with District MTV ]
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