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Janet Jackson opening American Music Awards

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Jackson returns to AMA stage

The November 22 American Music Awards will be headlined with a special medley by Janet Jackson.

Janet Jackson rocks the AMAsThis will be the fourth time Janet has performed on the show. In 1987 she performed Control, in 1990 it was Escapade and in 1998 it was Together Again.

As for other acts, it will be Whitney Houston's first primetime performance since 2004. Rihanna is on the line-up as are 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.

For the first time in the show's history, fans have determined the finalist for the category, Breakthrough Artist Award. As for the nominees? Lady Gaga, Keri Hilson, Gloriana and Kid Cudi.

Lady Gaga is also among the nominees for Artist of the Year, joining the ranks of Kings of Leon, Taylor Swift, Eminem and Michael Jackson. In fact, the King of Pop is also nominated for four other categories for Pop/Rock Favorite Album, Soul/R&B Favorite Album, Pop/Rock Favorite Male Artist and Soul/R&B Favorite Male Artist.

Although in recent years she's been known for that infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson has an illustrious career which includes nine American Music Awards. In 1987 she won the Soul/R&B Single award for Nasty and the Soul/R&B Video Female. In 1990 she took home two statues for her smash hit Miss You Much in the categories of Dance Single and Soul/R&B Single. The following year she won accolades for Dance Artist, Pop/Rock Female and Soul/R&B Female.

Janet Jackson also snagged an AMA in 1999 for Soul/R&B Female and in 2002 for Pop/Rock Female.

Read on for more Jackson news

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