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Celine Dion to Pay Tribute to Paris at American Music Awards

  • Associated Press

Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, from left, Trustees Award recipient Humberto Gatica and Celine Dion pose on stage at the Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards presentation at the Ka Theater in the MGM Grand Hotel, Nov. 18, 2015.

Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, from left, Trustees Award recipient Humberto Gatica and Celine Dion pose on stage at the Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards presentation at the Ka Theater in the MGM Grand Hotel, Nov. 18, 2015.

Celine Dion will honor the victims of the attacks in Paris at Sunday's American Music Awards.

ABC and Dick Clark Productions say that Dion will perform a rendition of Edith Piaf's ``Hymne à L'Amour'' in French at the ceremony to pay tribute to those affected by last week's attacks.

American Music Awards producer Larry Klein says the ceremony's producers wanted to show solidarity.

"Hymne à L'Amour" was written by Piaf as a tribute to lover Marcel Cerdan. He died in a plane crash in 1949.

Jennifer Lopez is set to host and perform at Sunday's fan-favorite ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Other performers include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Coldplay, One Direction and Carrie Underwood.

The awards air at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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