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Santa Monica, U.S.A. — Four-time Grammy 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 performers, five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion , Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson and seven-time Grammy winner Usher, for the one-hour special that 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 show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on November 16, 10 p.m. ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network 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 highlights of nearly all of Houston’s Grammy telecast 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.
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 Nov. 13 and features 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 November 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 Award 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 more than 170 million combined albums, songs and videos, and garnering six Grammys and two Emmys, as well as 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. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. Louis J. Horvitz is director. Clive Davis, Tom Corson, and Kevin Beisler are producers.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the Grammy Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.
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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. For more information on VIP packages and discounted group tickets visit www.aegtickets.com.