The next installment of VH1 Divas will feature a tribute to one of the most renown singers: the late Whitney Houston.
The special will be taped in December in Los Angeles and aired at a date to be determined with Whitney Houston’s longtime musical director Rickey Minor handling executive producer duties.
Whitney Houston herself has been a three-time performer on Divas in 1999, 2002, and 2003. Performers for the show have yet to be announced.
“We all felt that if any show could pay tribute to Whitney’s music, it would be <<Divas>>,” VH1 president Tom Calderone said
“December felt like enough time where it wouldn’t be sad anymore, you’d want to celebrate her music.”
Last year’s Divas concert paid tribute to soul music, honoring five different cities for their contribution to the genre.
The specials began in 1998 as a way to support the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, having gotten a revamp in 2009.