Britney Spears has joined the lineup for the CBS one-hour special “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston.”
| Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference
Presented by First Entertainment Credit Union Oct, 24 and 25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Use Promo Code BIZ12 to save $50.
The pop star won’t be performing, however. She along with Oscar-winner Halle Berry, actress Taraji P. Henson and rapper LL Cool J will introduce segments and iconic footage of Houston from from the Nokia Theatre stage at Thursday. The special is on Nov. 13.
Previous performers announced for the Grammy salute include Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher, Yolanda Adams and Cece Winans. The TV tribute will celebrate Houston’s life and career with exclusive interviews, never-before-seen footage, including 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.
Houston died on Feb. 11, the evening before the 2012 Grammy Awards at the Beverly Hilton. She won six Grammys during her career and performed on the Grammy stage eight times. Her last appearance on “music’s biggest night” was in 2009 where she presented Hudson with her first Grammy for Best R&B Album.
Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard’s free music-business newsletters:
Breaking News, Touring, Top 40, Country and many more.