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Zap2it: Whitney Houston performing, getting award at AMAs
The American Music Awards
has added Whitney Houston to its roster of performers, and she'll be picking
up some hardware at the ceremony as well.
Houston is slated to perform the song "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" from
her latest album, "I Look to You," at the AMAs, which will air Nov. 22 on
ABC. It will be her first time performing at the awards in a decade.
"We're honored to have Whitney Houston back on the AMA stage after ten
years," producer Larry Klein says. "She has won the most AMAs of any female
artist in history and is without a doubt an international superstar."
Houston will also receive the American Music Awards International Artist
Award at the ceremony. The honor has only been given occasionally in the
36-year history of the awards and recognizes artists who "have gone beyond
the borders of their own country to be acknowledged for their superstar
status around the globe."
Past recipients include Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, the Bee
Gees, Madonna, Beyonce and Aerosmith.
Other performers scheduled for the AMAs include Rihanna, Adam Lambert, Green
Day, Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas.
11 NOVEMBER 2009