Christina Aguilera To Honor Whitney Houston At The 2017 AMAs
CHRISTINA AGUILERA is set to sing a 25th anniversary tribute to WHITNEY HOUSTON and “The Bodyguard” at the 2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS on NOVEMBER 19th. EONLINE reports, “AGUILERA, who has often cited HOUSTON as one of her childhood heroes, memorably performed one of HOUSTON’s hits at the 2001 BET Awards.
“WHITNEY herself stated in 2001 that CHRISTINA AGUILERA sang the best version of her song ‘Run to You,'” the Estate of WHITNEY HOUSTON said in a statement. “It is with great appreciation and honor that she is returning to participate on the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS for a special tribute honoring the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard. WHITNEY said that CHRISTINA is without a doubt one of the best voices she enjoyed in this generation of music. From the Estate of WHITNEY E. HOUSTON, we thank you with great joy!”
“I am honored and humbled to be asked to participate in such a special tribute of a timeless soundtrack that has been a huge inspiration not only in my own personal life and career, but to countless aspiring singers—touching music lovers worldwide and influencing the history of music itself,” AGUILERA said in a statement. “To be honoring the one and only Whitney Houston is a blessing and I am grateful to celebrate the spirit of her songs and legend that lives on.”
A list of the 2017 nominees can be found here.
Earlier this month (NET NEWS 10/19), ALL ACCESS reported DIANA ROSS will be honored at the “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” with the “AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT,” in recognition of her remarkable career and her outstanding artistic contributions to the entertainment industry and popular culture. A seven-time AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS winner, ROSS has a long-standing connection to the AMAs. In addition to attending the very first show in 1974 and leading several performances throughout the years – including a star-studded performance of “We Are The World” in 1986, she hosted the show in both 1986 and 1987 and was on-hand in 2014 to present the first ever “DICK CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE” to TAYLOR SWIFT.