Christina Aguilera is confirmed to perform a tribute to Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard at the 2017 American Music Awards. The tribute is in honor of the music-driven dramatic film’s 25th anniversary.
The Bodyguard‘s soundtrack was released on November 17, 1992 and sold more than one million copies in its first week in release. Executive produced by Whitney Houston and Clive Davis, The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack album is one of the top selling soundtracks in history. More than 45 million copies have been sold and the soundtrack is certified 17x Platinum.
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) will introduce Christina Aguilera who’ll be performing tracks from The Bodyguard.
“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,” said Christina Aguilera. “To be honoring 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. I feel eternally fortunate to have personally met her on and off the stage. My deep appreciation for her kindness to me while coming up in the business – her graciousness, generosity, humanity and beauty – lived up to everything I could have hoped for in meeting my idol and will forever be cherished in my memory of her.”
“Whitney herself stated in 2001 that Christina Aguilera sang the best version of her song ‘Run To You,’” said the Estate of Whitney E. Houston. “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!”
This year’s American Music Awards will also honor Diana Ross with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. Ross is set to perform during the awards show airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8pm ET on ABC.