Mariah Carey, Eve, Christina Aguilera Added To Performers For American Music Awards

Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Christina Aguilera, Beck, Eve, Eminem, Brian McKnight, and Faith Evans are the latest artists to be added to the list of performers for next week's American Music Awards.

Carey plans to open the show with her current single, "Thank God I Found You," while Eve and Faith Evans will combine talents for "Love Is Blind." Brian McKnight will sing his top five single, "Back At One," while Eminem will join previously announced performer Dr. Dre for a live rendition of "Forgot About Dre."

Other artists already booked to perform at the 2000 American Music Awards include Creed, 'N SYNC, Lenny Kravitz, Eurythmics, Enrique Iglesias, and Savage Garden, among others.

Britney Spears, DMX, and Sisqo have also been added as award presenters for the show, joining Jessica Simpson, Ginuwine, LFO, Deborah Cox, K-Ci and JoJo, Lou Bega, Queen Latifah, The Roots, Melissa Etheridge, and Jordan Knight.

As we previously reported (see "Peoples' Choice Honors Backstreet Boys; Gloria Estefan To Receive 'Award Of Merit'"), singer Gloria Estefan has already been named the recipient of this year's "Award of Merit" in recognition of her status as an international superstar.

L.L. Cool J will also be on-hand to participate in a special tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, and Harry Belafonte.

The 27th annual American Music Awards will be broadcast on ABC-TV on January 17.

-- David Basham

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