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Whitney Houston 'We Will Always Love You' tribute features Britney Spears, others

11/16/2012 by Corinne Heller

Grammy winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams are among the stars who sing to honor the late Whitney Houston in a tribute performance event called "We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston."

The ceremony airs on Friday, November 16, at 10 p.m. ET on CBS and was taped in October at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

Other celebrity guests include actresses Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson as well as singer and "X-Factor" mentor Britney Spears and actor and music artist LL Cool J, who are also both Grammy winners. The latter group will present a clip show of several of Houston's performances and interviews.

The an iconic singer and actress was best known for her cover of Dolly Parton's song "I Will Always Love You," which was featured in her film debut, the 1992 thriller "The Bodyguard." The star died in February in a Los Angeles hotel at age 48. She was found in a bathtub and her death was ruled an accidental drowning, spurred by cocaine use and a pre-existing heart condition.

A hip-hop song recorded shortly before her death, called "Never Give Up," was released on November 6 and is featured on the legend's 18-track greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston," which was recently released.

The track was produced by Jermaine Dupri and Brian Michael Cox. The song speaks to those struggling to stay afloat through the challenges of being a woman and a single mother. Houston and ex-husband Bobby Brown had one daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

She recently confirmed her engagement to her "adopted brother" Nick Gordon, on the new Lifetime Television series, "The Houstons On Our Own."

On August 8, Brown and Gordon got matching tattoos on their wrists in memory of Houston. The tattoos feature Houston's initials W and H surrounded by birds.

"Tat tat tatted YURP.. ;) now your truly ALWAYS with us mommy (: we love you@nickdgordon always&forever{<3}," Bobbi Kristina wrote on her Twitter page, linking to her instagram photo of the tattoo, on August 8. The following day would have been Houston's 49th birthday.

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