Whitney Houston Tribute Set with Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion

September 27, 2012 By:
Whitney Houston Tribute Set with Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion

The music industry will always love Whitney Houston.

In “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston,” a one-hour tribute concert to air on November 16, musicians, songwriters, and producers will gather to pay homage to Whitney’s career in exactly the way she would have wanted: through song.

Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Celine Dion are the first set of performers to be announced for the CBS entertainment special that will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. and tapes on October 11.

The diversity of these three singers alone already showcases the crossover appeal Whitney had over various musical genres.

This celebration of Whitney’s life and career will feature never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, and fellow artists sharing their memories of the woman and her music.

In her life, the illustrious pop singer sold more than 170 million combined albums, songs, and videos, and achieved a total of six Grammys. She also appeared on the Grammy stage as a performer eight times over the years – a distinction held by only a few artists.

This legacy appears on a greatest hits tribute album I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston that’ll be released on November 13, three days before the television special. It features a previously unreleased song “Never Give Up” written by Jermaine Dupri, and a new version of “I Look To You” featuring R. Kelly, who wrote the song for Whitney and performed it at her funeral this year.

Whitney won her first Grammy in 1986 for “Saving All My Love For You” in the Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female category. Relive her performance and first accolade here: