Jennifer hudson and usher to headline whitney houston tribute
Usher and Jennifer Hudson are the first major acts announced for the upcoming one-hour TV tribute to late R&B superstar Whitney Houston.
The “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston” special is slated to air on CBS on November 16. Celine Dion will also perform on the show, with additional performers to be announced soon.
The special, which will tape at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on October 11, will celebrate Houston’s life with interviews and songs from a number of artists, in addition to some of the six-time Grammy winner’s most memorable performances. Fans will also get a look at some never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews, along with artists sharing their memories of Houston.
Tickets will go on sale today through Ticketmaster.
A new greatest hits album, I Will Always Love You — the Best of Whitney Houston, will hit stores just days before the special airs, on November 13. The 18-track disc includes all 11 of Houston’s Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits, as well as two previously unreleased songs, the Jermaine Dupri co-produced “Never Give Up” and a new version of “I Look To You” featuring R. Kelly. The Kelly track was serviced to digital retailers on Tuesday.
The track listing for the single-disc best of includes: “You Give Good Love,” “Saving All My Love For You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love Of All,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “All The Man That I Need,” “I Will Always Love You,” “I’m Every Woman,” “I Have Nothing,” “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” “My Love Is Your Love” and “I Believe In You & Me.”