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Whitney Houston to Perform at AMAs


Dick Clark Productions President, Orly Adelson, announced today that Whitney Houston will perform at the 2009 American Music Awards. Whitney Houston's performance will mark the first time she's performed on the show in ten years ("Until You Come Back" & "My Love Is Your Love" Medley with Babyface & Wyclef Jean in 1999) and her first primetime U.S. network performance in five years (World Music Awards in 2004). Whitney will perform her powerhouse ballad "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster. In August, Houston's seventh studio album, I Look To You debuted No. 1 in USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Holland and Switzerland and marked the biggest first week sales of her career in USA and UK.

Houston will also be given the American Music Awards International Artist Award a unique honor presented only to those special artists who have gone beyond the borders of their own country to be acknowledged for their superstar status around the globe. To receive the International Award, an artist must have achieved outstanding sales and airplay success in every corner of the world, and must be recognized all over the world as a true icon, both as an artist and a concert attraction. The Award is so unique that it has only been presented seven times in the 36-year history of the American Music Awards. Whitney Houston will be the eighth artist to win the prestigious International Award, after Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, the Bee Gees, Aerosmith, Madonna and Beyonce.

"We're honored to have Whitney Houston back on the AMA stage after ten years," said American Music Awards producer Larry Klein. "She has won the most AMA's of any female artist in history and is without a doubt an international superstar so it's only fitting we honor her with the 'International Artist Award' this year at such an important time in her career."

Whitney Houston holds the all-time record for being the solo and female artist with the most wins at AMAs. She has been nominated 37 times and won 21 AMAs in her career. Whitney Houston also holds the record for the most AMAs won in a single year, held by both Michael Jackson (for 1983's Thriller), and Whitney Houston (for 1992's The Bodyguard Soundtrack). With 170 million worldwide sales, Whitney Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 Hits and the only artist with seven consecutive multi-platinum albums.

Whitney Houston will join other previously announced acts including Rihanna, Green Day, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert.

The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. This year's AMA tickets and VIP ticket packages are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS).

Comments (37)

Congratulations Whitney. You deserve this award. To be honest, you deserved this award ten years ago, but it'a all about timing, afterall, GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL. I love you Whitney and I know you will bring the roof down with your performance of "I Didn't Know My Own Strength." I love you.

Simmone Joyette says: Congratulations Whitney on your award. it is well deserved honor.

Congratulations Whitney,

As it's been stated at least twice already this award is well deserved and should have been given to you ten years ago:-)......The light in your eyes gets brighter and brighter each time I see you perform.


OMG Whitney I am so proud of you!!! You truly deserve it. You will always be an inspiration to me. I can't wait to see what else God will be blessing you with throughout your endeavors of this new album. Stay strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Love you much and God Bless!!!

i so much agree with xtc33, where does Beyonce fits in this category? it really makes you wonder about the award cause all the rest are legends. And Whitney a Legend that should be on that list for years now. Still better late than never, Well done Whitney!!!

I am so HAPPY FOR U Whitney you truly deserve it. But I really think you should have received this award long time ago WAY BEFORE Beyonce because you are a legend. And she is still learning... Keep up the Good work..

way to go whitney i am really happy for you cant wait to see you on the ama hope to see one of your concerts in the us soonl lots of love

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Final Grammy picks nominations in 18 days Dec 2, 2009


1.The Black Eyed Peas/David Guetta& William Adams, "I Gotta Feeling"
2.Kelly Clarkson/Ryan Tedder "Already Gone"
3.Beyonce/Ryan Tedder "Halo"
4.Whitney Houston/David Foster,"I Didn't Know My Own Strength
5.Maxwell/Hod David "Pretty Wings"

Technical nominations

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

1."I Look to You" production team(artist Whitney Houston)
2."Circus" production team (artist Britney Spears)
3."Twang" production team (artist George Strait)
4."Defying Gravity"production team (artist Keith Urban)
5."Epiphany"production team(artist Chrisette Michele)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

1.David Foster (Whitney Houston)
2.Ryan Tedder (Kelly Clarkson & Beyonce)
3.Hod David(Maxwell)
4.David Guetta& William Adams(Black Eye Peas)
5.Steve McEwan, John Reid(Keith Urban)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

1. Whitney Houston's "Million Dollar Bill" (Freemasons Club Edit)

Music Video field

Best Short Form Music Video

1."I look to you" Whitney Houston

Best Long Form Music Video

1. "Single Ladies" Beyonce

Best Recording Package/ Best Album Cover

1."I Look to You" Whitney Houston
2."Circus" Britney Spears
3."Defying Gravity" Keith Urban
4. "Twang" George Strait
5."Together through Life" Bob Dylan

Best Album Notes

1."Twang" by George Strait (Vinyl)
2."Keep on Loving You" by Reba McEntire (Audio) - Enhanced
3."Together Through Life" By Bob Dylan
4."Defying Gravity" by Keith Urban
5."Circus" by Britney Spears
6.Hannah Montana: The Movie [ENHANCED] [SOUNDTRACK]

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

1.Hannah Montana: The Movie [ENHANCED] [SOUNDTRACK]
2.Slumdog Millionaire [SOUNDTRACK]


1.George Strait, "Twang"
2.Whitney Houston, "I Look to you"
3.Keith Urban,"Defying Gravity"
4.Maxwell, "Blacksummers Night"
5.Sugarland,"Live on the Inside"


1.George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon, "Living For The Night"
2.Diane Warren, "I Didn't Know My Own Strength"
3.Keith Urban - "Only You Can Love Me This Way"
4.Kelly Clarkson,Ryan Tedder "Already Gone"
5.Beyonce,Ryan Tedder Evan Bogart "Halo"

1.Darius Rucker
2.The Sript
3.Keri Hilson
4.Laura Izibor
5.Zac Brown Band

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Congratulations to you Ms.Diva!!! I am so proud and look at how you picked up right where you left off!!!

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