Janet Jackson to Open AMA Music Awards

November 12, 2009 By:
Janet Jackson to Open AMA Music Awards

Janet Jackson will be performing at the AMA Music Awards later this month. And not only that, but Miss Janet will be kicking off the entire show with a special medley of songs.

American Music Awards producer Larry Klein said in a statement to Access Hollywood, “ “We’re thrilled about having Janet Jackson open this year’s show,” She is an incredibly dynamic performer and I think the audience will be excited to see what she has in store.”

This will be Janet’s fourth time performing at the AMAs; she first performed “Control” in 1987, “Escapade” in 1990, and “Together Again” in 1998.

The AMAs are packed with great performers this year, including Rihanna, Green Day, Shakira, Lil Wayne, 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.

And just today it was announced that Whitney Houston was added to the roster. She will receive the International Artist Award at the ceremony later this month and will perform her new single “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.”

AMA producer Larry Klein said: “We’re honored 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 honor her with the International Artist Award this year at such an important time in her career.”

Tune in to the AMAs Sunday November 22nd at 8PM.