Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans to sing tribute to Whitney Houston on CBS
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Oct. 08, 2012) — 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, 10 p.m. ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. (www.cbs.com), and will tape on Oct. 11 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.
"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 Nov. 27.
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 Emmy®s, as well as countless otherawards 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).
Posted October 8th, 2012 by administrator