Janet Jackson will open the 37th annual AMA’s this year, a year which might have been Michael’s big comeback year.
Michael Jackson will receive five posthumous American Music Award nominations, so it only seems fitting that a Jackson should open up the ceremonies. She’s the obvious choice since, let’s face it, Janet is the Jackson with the highest potential to hold it together and not weird-out in this highly prestigious setting.
AMA producer Larry Klein expressed he is, “thrilled about having Janet Jackson open this year’s show,” which is rumored to include, “an eight minute medley of songs,” which will surely honor big brother, Michael as a tribute. Career-wise the timing could not be better as Ms. Jackson is set to release a two-disc singles collections titled Number Ones as well as a new album, “slated to be released in 2010.”
Now thin-again Janet has 9 AMA awards under her belt and has performed at the Awards on three other occasions.
To represent the full spectra of artist personalities, 21 AMA Award recipient Whitney Houston will also be performing, and will receive the “International Artist Award.” Shakira, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Jay-Z, Carrie Underwood, and Green Day are also set to perform.
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