Whitney Houston Tribute Concert Announced: Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher Set to Perform
Whitney Houston's legacy lives on through her family, friends, fans — and now, through a television tribute.
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that a tribute concert has been set for the late superstar. During the one-hour special — scheduled to air Nov. 16 at 10PM on CBS — Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher will honor Houston through performances.
How else will the program remember the fallen pop icon?
The CBS special, titled We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston, will feature never-before-seen footage and interviews from the beloved singer.
Houston was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, on the eve of this year’s Grammy Awards. She was 48.
According to the academy, the special will also air iconic performances Houston gave throughout her illustrious career, including several showstopping Grammy performances. The "I Will Always Love You" singer’s last appearance on the award show was in 2009, when she presented Hudson with her first-ever Grammy for Best R&B Album.
In other Houston news, Lifetime recently announced a premiere date for The Houstons: On Our Own, a 14-episode reality series featuring the singer’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, sister-in-law Pat, brother Gary, mother Cissy and family friend Nick Gordon.
The series, which will premiere on Oct. 24, will be preceded by a one-hour special, Remembering Whitney, airing Oct. 17 at 9PM ET/PT on Lifetime.
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