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, artistry and most memorable performances through interviews with and performances by various artists paying homage to the six-time Grammy winner. The special will tape on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, and air Friday, Nov. 16 (10 p.m.), on CBS.
"We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" 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" went on sale Thursday and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 1-800-745-3000. For more information on VIP packages and discounted group tickets, call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS (1-877-234-8425) or visit www.aegtickets.com.
As one of the biggest pop stars of all time (male or female), Whitney Houston sold a combined 170 million albums, songs and videos, garnering six Grammys and two Emmys, among countless other awards and accolades. She graced the Grammy stage eight times over the years — one of a few artists to have had the distinction of performing the most times on the annual broadcast. 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).