Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion and Usher are among the stars who have been confirmed for a Whitney Houston tribute concert.
They will join other famous faces to honor Whitney Houston, who passed away in February this year.
The one-hour We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston concert will be taped in Los Angeles on October 11th and will also feature interviews and footage with the late singer, as well as artists sharing their memories of her.
The televised special will coincide with the November 13th release of a compilation album, I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston, featuring 16 of her best-known hits and two previously unreleased songs, including a new duet of I Look To You with R. Kelly, her record label RCA said.
In addition to the concert, it was announced yesterday that Lifetime television network would be airing a new series called The Houstons: On Our Own.
The series, to start on October 17th, documents Whitney 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.
The concert won’t be the first time that Jennifer Hudson has paid tribute to Whitney Houston.
She also performed a heartfelt song at the Grammy Awards shortly after Whitney Houston’s tragic passing.
And speaking previously about her love for Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson said: “I admired her style, her look, and above all else, her voice and technique.”
Meanwhile, Celine Dion used Whitney Houston’s death as a warning to other young music stars in a recent interviews.
She told W magazine: “I’ve always been scared of the industry. Why?
“Because I think it’s a place here anything is possible. It’s a <<yes>> place. Especially if you have success.
“I was just in shock when Whitney’s life had been taken because of drugs.
“It’s a big loss for all of us.”