HSN is doing a tribute to the late music legend, and fellow New Jersey native, Whitney Houston, the home shopping network said Wednesday.
“HSN Live Presents Whitney Houston’s Greatest Hits” will premiere Nov. 5 at 11 p.m.
Music industry power and Houston’s friend and advisor, Clive Davis, will appear on HSN to give his first network interview regarding Whitney since her passing in February, according to the network.
“Through his compelling stories and unique insight, HSN will celebrate the life and talent of this amazing artist,” HSN said in a press release.
The special event will also feature an interview with legendary producer David Foster, who will discuss with Houston on such hits as “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing” and “Run To You,” among others. HSN said it will pay tribute to Houston with songs, music videos, and photographs, as well as television and film clips.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to celebrate the work of one of the most legendary singers of our time, Whitney Houston,” Andy Sheldon, HSN’s executive vice president of Television, Live Events and Creative, said in a canned statement. “HSN’s core is about storytelling and we look forward to telling the story of Whitney Houston’s amazing life and career like no one else can. In partnership with RCA Records, we are able to provide her fans a unique way to remember the superstar.”
The HSN Live special includes the premiere of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits compilation, “I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston,” produced by Davis. The exclusive 2-disc bundle features Houston’s Grammy Award®-winning hits such as “You Give Good Love,” “Saving All My Love For You,” “How Will I Know,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Greatest Love Of All,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “So Emotional,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “I Will Always Love You” and “My Love Is Your Love,” among many others.
The greatest hits collection also includes the never-heard-before tracks, “I Look To You,” with R. Kelly and “Never Give Up,” written by Jermaine Dupri (Janet Jackson’s ex-squeeze), Bryan-Michael Cox and Johnta Austin.
HSN customers will also receive an exclusive 5-track bonus duets CD that features songs such as “Hold Me,” a duet with Teddy Pendergrass, “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful” with Jermaine Jackson, “I Know Him So Well” with Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, “It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be,” a duet with Whitney’s Godmother, Aretha Franklin, and “Count On Me” with CeCe Winans.
“We are thrilled to partner once again with HSN on what we know will be a heartfelt and moving tribute to the incomparable Whitney Houston,” said Tom Corson, President and COO of RCA Records. “HSN continues to be an innovative leader in today’s retail industry and will give voice to one of the world’s most beloved artists.”