Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher Are the First Performers Announced
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. For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com and The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.
“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” will go on sale today, and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800.745.3000. For more information on VIP packages and discounted group tickets, please call 1.877.AEG.TICKETS (1.877.234.8425) or visit www.aegtickets.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 Emmy®s, 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).
“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.
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