In addition to Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera will also be hitting the stage this year for the 2017 American Music Awards. Announced on her official Instagram page, the singer will pay a special tribute to the late Whitney Houston.
Aguilera is no stranger to AMA's, having garnered a nomination herself back in 2001. The singer will be paying homage to Houston and also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Whitney's critically acclaimed album The Body Guard.
"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," Christina wrote on her Instagram post.
Whitney has praised Aguilera's vocal range in the past, citing her cover of Houston's song, "Run to You" as the best version she ever heard.
Whitney Houston has been regarded as one the best female singers of all time. With hits such as, "I Will Always Love You", "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", and "You Give Good Love", Houston enjoyed a successful mainstream career in the music industry as well as promising acting career, after starring in the hit film The Body Guard.
Houston passed away suddenly on Feb. 11, 2012, at the age 48, after being discovered unconscious in the bathtub of her hotel room in Beverly Hills. Houston's only daughter, Bobbi Kristina with R&B singer Bobbi Brown, died on July 26, 2015, at the age of 22.
"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!" confirmed a rep from Houston's estate.
It hasn't been stated what exact songs Aguilera will cover from the thirteen-soundtrack album. However, it has been confirmed that actress, Viola Davis, will introduce Aguilera's performance.
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