Celine Dion to pay tribute to Paris at American Music Awards

FILE - In this May 17, 2015 file photo, Celine Dion poses at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Dion will honor the victims of the attacks in Paris at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. 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. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, FIle)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 7 p.m.  on ABC.

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