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Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans to perform on 'We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston'

by jmaloni
Mon, Oct 8th 2012 03:00 pm

They join previously announced performers Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher for the one-hour CBS special, which airs Nov. 16

Four-time Grammy Award winner Yolanda Adams and 10-time Grammy winner CeCe Winans are the latest performers announced for "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston." They join previously announced five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, and seven-time Grammy winner Usher for the one-hour special. The show will celebrate Houston's life and artistry through performances and interviews with various artists paying homage to the six-time Grammy winner, and will include Houston's own most memorable performances of her career. The special will be broadcast on Friday, Nov. 16 (10 p.m.) on the CBS Television Network and will tape on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.

"We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" will include highlights of nearly all of Houston's Grammy broadcast performances, her classic performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 and her first-ever television appearance on "The Merv Griffin Show" in the early '80s, among other iconic performances and exclusive interviews. The special will also feature other artists sharing their memories of Houston, as well as additional highlights of her career.

Tickets to the general public for "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" are on sale now and 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.

The first-ever definitive single disc collection of Houston's greatest hits, "I Will Always Love You - The Best Of Whitney Houston," will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and feature 18 tracks, including two never-before-released songs. Additionally, an official Houston photo tribute book, "Whitney: Tribute To An Icon," will be available for sale on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

"Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston" is a current Grammy Museum exhibit that explores the extraordinary life and career of the six-time Grammy winner, and provides an in-depth look at all aspects of Houston's creative life. Presented in conjunction with the Houston family, the collection features diverse artifacts as well as rare photographs and footage, and includes dozens of items from the private collection of the Houston family. "Whitney!" will be on display in The Grammy Museum's Special Exhibits Gallery through February 2013.

Houston was one of the biggest pop stars - male or female - of all time, selling a combined 170 million albums, songs and videos, and garnering six Grammy and two Emmy Awards, 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).

"We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. Louis J. Horvitz is director. Clive Davis, Tom Corson, and Kevin Beisler are producers.

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