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Grammy TV show to honour Whitney Houston

2013-02-01 10:12
Whitney Houston
Los Angeles - Grammy organisers plan to mark the first anniversary of the sudden death of Whitney Houston with a behind-the-scenes TV show on how they scrambled to honour the singer just 24 hours after she died.

The Recording Academy said on Thursday that the hour-long special entitled The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family will air on 9 February, the day before the 2013 Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Houston, who sold hundreds of millions of records and scored the mega hits I Will Always Love You and I Wanna Dance with Somebody, drowned in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel room on 11 February 2012 - the eve of last year's Grammy Awards show.

Hours before and after Houston's death

Houston's unexpected death at age 48 cast a shadow over the event, which quickly changed its programme to pay homage to the soaring voice that had dominated the Grammys in decades past.

Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson performed a medley of Houston's hits at last year's Grammys, and rapper and host LL Cool J opened the show with a prayer.

The TV special on broadcaster CBS features rehearsals and interviews with artists - including Hudson, Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift - and the show's producers in the hours before and after Houston's death.

The Recording Academy produces the annual Grammy awards.

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