Friday, September 28, 2012
Celine Dion, Usher and Jennifer Hudson were the first performers to be announced by The Recording Academy on Thursday for “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston” on CBS on Nov. 16.However, there are many celebrities that want to help the Houston family deal with the singer's untimely death.
The concert will be taped in Los Angeles on Oct. 11 and will also feature interviews and footage with the late singer, as well as artists sharing their memories of her.
Houston’s death at age 48 from accidental drowning in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel on the eve of the Grammy awards in February shocked the music world. Authorities deemed her death was also a result of heart disease and cocaine use.
The televised special will be timed with the release of release of a compilation album in November, “I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston,” featuring 16 of Houston’s best-known hits and two previously unreleased songs, including a new duet of “I Look To You” with R. Kelly.
Lifetime television network will also be airing a new series starting in mid-October , “The Houstons: On Our Own.” It documents Houston’s 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, sister-in-law and former manager Pat Houston and mother Cissy, as they deal with life after the singer’s death.
Tamela Mann was a recent guest on Artists on demand and talked about how professional and kind Whitney was and what a joy to work with on the set of Sparkle You can listen to our interview here.
Source: Toronto Sun