VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs Medley at Whitney Houston Grammy Salute!
"We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston" aired last night, Friday, Nov. 16 on the CBS Television Network. The special, which was taped last month at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, features artists paying homage to the six-time GRAMMY winner. Watch GRAMMY and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson performing a Houston medley in the video below!
The event also featured performances from four-time GRAMMY winner Yolanda Adams, five-time GRAMMY winner Celine Dion, seven-time GRAMMY winner Usher, and 10-time GRAMMY winner CeCe Winans. Academy Award winner Halle Berry, actress Taraji P Henson, two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J and GRAMMY winner Britney Spears presented a special collection of clips that celebrated Houston's life and artistry through performances and interviews.
"We Will Always Love You" included 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 also featured 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, was released Tuesday, 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 Emmys, as well as countless other awards 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).
"We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. Louis J. Horvitz is director. Clive Davis, Tom Corson, and Kevin Beisler are producers.