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Britney Spears joins Whitney tribute

2012-10-10 21:57
Los Angeles - Britney Spears will take part in the Whitney Houston tribute on Thursday.

The Toxic singer is "humbled" to have been chosen to co-host the We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston event alongside Halle Berry, actress Taraji P Henson and rapper LL Cool J, in order to celebrate the legacy of the late superstar.

Britney shared the news with her 20 million Twitter followers by posting: "I am both honoured and humbled to take part in the GRAMMY salute to Whitney Houston on Thursday ... She'll always be 1 of my heroes! (sic)"

Iconic footage

The one-hour special is being filmed in Los Angeles on Thursday, before airing on US television channel CBS on 13 November.

Britney will be introducing segments featuring interviews and iconic footage of the I Will Always Love You singer from the Nokia Theatre stage, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Whitney was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel bathtub in February. Her cause as death was ruled as accidental drowning and the effects of cocaine use and heart disease.

Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Celine Dion, Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans are set to perform at the event.

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