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American Music Awards: Christina Aguilera to honour Whitney Houston

Houston's estate recalled that the late singer had said in 2001 that Aguilera sang the best version of her song "Run to You".


  |  Updated On : November 01, 2017 10:34 AM
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New Delhi :  

The late music diva Whitney Houston would be honoured at this year's American Music Awards (AMA).

Pop star Christina Aguilera will pay tributes to Houston on the 25th anniversary of her first featured film "The Bodyguard" which was released in 1992, reported Billboard. 

Aguilera will honour Houston's contribution in the field of music and cinema.

Aguilera said she was deeply grateful to receive the opportunity to honour her idol.

"I am honoured 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.

"To be honouring 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."

Houston's estate recalled that the late singer had said in 2001 that Aguilera sang the best version of her song "Run to You".

"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," their statement read.

Houston won 22 AMAs in her legendary music career spanning nearly three decades. 

In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all-time and is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. 

She passed away at the age of 48 in February 2012.

The AMAs air November 19 from the Microsft Theatre.

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First Published: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 10:15 AM


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