With less than 24 hours before the GRAMMYs were set to go live, Whitney Houston passed away. In a new one-hour special, fans get a behind-the-scenes look at how last year’s show was able to pull together not only the awards ceremony, but a last-minute tearful tribute to the fallen diva.
The GRAMMYs Will Go On: A Death In The Family, airing February 9 on CBS, documents the hours right before the show and features interviews with artists like LL Cool J, Katy Perry, Dave Grohl, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson, who sang “I Will Always Love You” to a teary-eyed crowd.READ MORE: Bat Found At Laguna Niguel Regional Park Tests Positive For Rabies
The special also includes never-before-seen rehearsal footage like Adele preparing for her first performance since undergoing vocal surgery and Paul McCartney practicing with his all-star band for the show’s finale.READ MORE: Andrew Marnell Of Beverly Grove Pleads Guilty To Taking Out $9 Million In COVID Relief Loans For Gambling Trips To Vegas, Luxury Purchases
This new special started out as a 28-minute documentary called A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On, which was housed at the GRAMMY museum as part of the exhibit, Whitney! Celebrating The Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston, which included stage costumes, photos and scrapbooks that were owned by the late singer.
Last year, the Recording Academy also aired a tribute special, We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston, featuring performances from Hudson, Usher and Celine Dion.MORE NEWS: Chey Smart Of Costa Mesa Arrested After Drone Carrying Drugs Lands At Theo Lacy Jail In Orange
Watch the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards the following night, February 10, at 8 pm EST on CBS.