Grammys will salute Whitney Houston hour-long TV special this fall

This year the Grammys will salute Whitney Houston by featuring performances by Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher for the hour-long TV special.

“We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston” will feature interviews and performances from various artists and will include Houston’s “most memorable performances.”

The show tapes on Oct. 11 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. It will air on Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

More performers are said to be announced. Tickets to the general public go on sale Thursday.

Houston, who won six Grammys and two Emmys, died at age 48 in February, due to an accidental drowning, authorities say.

The show will offer an overview of Ms. Houston’s career, which spanned more than two decades during which she sold a reported 170 million recordings and videos. Included will be footage of several of her most memorable performances, as well as previously unseen concert footage, interviews and reminiscences by other musicians about Ms. Houston’s work.

But some of the show’s likely centerpieces will be new performances of songs associated with Ms. Houston, by Ms. Dion, Ms. Hudson, Usher and other artists, which will be recorded at a concert in Los Angeles on Oct. 11.

A compilation of 18 of Ms. Houston’s hits, named, like the television tribute, for the most famous of them, “I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston,” will be released by RCA on Nov. 13. It will include two previously unreleased recordings: “Never Give Up” and a duet version of “I Look to You” with R. Kelly that was recently released on iTunes.

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