Christina Aguilera to perform Whitney Houston tribute at American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera is to honor Whitney Houston and her movie The Bodyguard with a tribute at the American Music Awards next month (Nov17).

The Dirrty star will perform the 25th anniversary tribute to Whitney and her work on the 1992 movie and its soundtrack, which mostly consisted of Whitney songs, including I Have Nothing, I Will Always Love You, and Run To You, and remains the best-selling movie soundtrack of all time.

"Whitney herself stated in 2001 that Christina Aguilera sang the best version of her song Run to You," the Houston estate said in a statement. "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."

Christina shared that she was "honored and humbled" to be asked to perform the tribute as the soundtrack had been an inspiration for her.

"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," she added. "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."

The American Music Awards takes place on 19 November (17) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with performers including Selena Gomez and Marshmello, and Diana Ross.

Whitney died in 2012, aged 48.