Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans Join GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston
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 Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
"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 1983, 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 or via phone at 800.745.3000. For more information on VIP packages and discounted group tickets, call 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 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 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 more than 170 million combined albums, songs and videos, and garnering six GRAMMYs and two Emmys, among 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. Clive Davis, Tom Corson and Kevin Beisler are producers.