November 12, 2009
Janet Jackson will open the American Music Awards with a special medley and Whitney Houston will perform for the first time in 10 years singing her single 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength' and also be presented with the International Artist Award. Whitney has won 21 AMA's over the course of her musical career.
AMA producer Larry Klein:
"We're honoured to have Whitney Houston back on the AMA stage after 10 years. "She has won the most AMAs of any female artist in history and is without a doubt an international superstar so it's only fitting we honour her with the International Artist Award this year at such an important time in her career."
Other celebrities set to perform include Rihanna, Shakira, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez and the Black Eyed Peas. The awards will air on November 22 at 8/7 c.