Christina Aguilera will honor late singer Whitney Houston at the 2017 American Music Awards. The 36-year-old recording artist will celebrate Houston and the 25th anniversary of her movie The Bodyguard at the annual awards show in November.
"@xtina will honor 22-time #AMAs winner Whitney Houston and the anniversary of 'The Bodyguard' with a musical tribute! LIVE 11.19 on ABC," the American Music Awards official Twitter account announced.
Aguilera will perform a musical tribute to Houston, who died at age 48 in February 2012. She said in an Instagram post that she's "excited" to honor Houston at the ceremony, which will take place November 19th.
"Whitney herself stated in 2001 that Christina Aguilera sang the best version of her song 'Run to You,'" Houston’s estate said in a press release. "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.”
The Bodyguard, which opened in theaters in November 1992, co-starred Houston and Kevin Costner. The movie's soundtrack featured several songs from Houston, including a cover of "I Will Always Love You."
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