Usher, Celine Dion Tapped for Whitney Houston Tribute

Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion and Usher are among the musicians who will pay tribute to Whitney Houston in an upcoming TV special.

We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston will include the late songbird’s most memorable performances and interviews, The Recording Academy said Thursday.
The special will be recorded at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 11.

The broadcast is scheduled to air on CBS on Nov. 16, just three days after the release of the compilation album I Will Always Love You — The Best of Whitney Houston. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 48-year-old Houston — who publicly battled substance abuse issues — was found in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by her aunt on Feb. 11. She was eventually declared dead by paramedics, who tried unsuccessfully for more than 10 minutes to revive the singer. Authorities called the death an accidental drowning, complicated by heart disease and cocaine use.

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