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janet jackson open american music awardsOn the heels of the announcement that Whitney Houston would take the stage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards – the ‘I Will Always Love You’ singer’s first performance at the show in a decade – comes more big news.

Janet Jackson has just signed on to open the Nov. 22 live broadcast with a special opening medley.

This marks the second time the ‘Control’ singer has opened a major award show this year. A few months ago, she performed ‘Scream’ in tribute to her late brother Michael Jackson at the ‘MTV Video Music Awards.’

American Music Awards producer Larry Klein couldn’t be happier to have Jackson on the show’s roster. He said, “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.”

Jackson joins previously announced performers include 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 UnderwoodbDaughtry and Adam Lambert.

Jackson has a busy schedule lined up in the next few months. On Nov. 18, she will sit down with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts for her first interview since the death of her brother. Her second compilation album, a two-disc set called ‘Number Ones’ will be released on Nov. 17. The album includes a new single ‘Make Me,’ produced by Rodney Jerkins and Jackson. She also is hitting the big scree, again. Jackson just wrapped shooting of ‘Why Did I Get Married Too,’ the sequel to the successful 2007 Tyler Perry-helmed flick. A trailer for the film hit the Web last week.

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PARIS – OCTOBER 03: Janet Jackson attends the Jean-Paul Gaultier Pret a Porter show during Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 on October 3, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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    Singer Janet Jackson (R) and musician Will I. Am (L) attend the UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun Celebrities In Attendance at Staples Center on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California..UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun Celebrities In Attendance.Staples Center.Los Angeles, CA United States.October 24, 2009.Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (17011175), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Singer Janet Jackson attends the UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun at Staples Center on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California..UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun Celebrities In Attendance.Staples Center.Los Angeles, CA United States.October 24, 2009.Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (17011173), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Musician Will I. Am (L) and singer Janet Jackson (R) attend the UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun at Staples Center on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California..UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun Celebrities In Attendance.Staples Center.Los Angeles, CA United States.October 24, 2009.Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (17011174), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Singer Janet Jackson (R) and Musician Will I. Am (R) attend the UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun Celebrities In Attendance at Staples Center on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California..UFC 104 Los Angeles – Celebrities In The Crowd.Staples Center.Los Angeles, CA United States.October 24, 2009.Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (17011172), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Janet Jackson attends the ‘Mario de Janeiro Testino’ book launch at Cafe Carmen on October 5, 2009 in Paris, France..”Mario de Janeiro Testino” Book Launch – PFW Spring/Summer 2010.Cafe Carmen.Paris, France.October 5, 2009.Photo by Julien Hekimian/WireImage.com..To license this image (58567448), contact WireImage.com

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    PARIS – OCTOBER 03: Janet Jackson and photographer Patrick Demarchelier attend the Jean-Paul Gaultier Pret a Porter show during Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 on October 3, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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    PARIS – OCTOBER 03: Janet Jackson attends the Jean-Paul Gaultier Pret a Porter show during Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 on October 3, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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    PARIS – OCTOBER 03: Janet Jackson attends the Jean-Paul Gaultier Pret a Porter show during Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 on October 3, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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    PARIS – OCTOBER 02: Janet Jackson arrives at the Lanvin Pret a Porter show as part of the Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 on October 2, 2009 in Paris, France (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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    PARIS – OCTOBER 02: Janet Jackson arrives at the Lanvin Pret a Porter show as part of the Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 on October 2, 2009 in Paris, France (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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