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Katy Perry Dedicates 'Only Love' 2020 AMAs Performance, Feat. Darius Rucker, to Her Dad

Katy Perry and Darius Rucker
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Katy Perry and Darius Rucker perform onstage for the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry and Darius Rucker have surprised fans with the announcement that they'll be joining forces for a performance at the 2020 American Music Awards -- and it should be a particularly meaningful one for Perry, who's dedicating it to her dad.

"tonight’s @amas performance is for my father," Perry wrote on Instagram, where she shared an adorable baby photo just ahead of the show Sunday evening (Nov. 22).

Together, Perry and Rucker will sing "Only Love" -- off of the pop star's Smile album -- the country singer revealed earlier in the day. The AMAs appearance will mark the first time Perry performs the track live.

"Excited to share that I’ll be joining @KatyPerry for a special performance of #OnlyLove on the @AMAs, TONIGHT at 8/7c on ABC!" he teased on Twitter, with a picture of the pair sitting at a distance from one another on a stage.

Perry confirmed the plan with her own tweet: "Went back to church, met a new friend @dariusrucker and found #OnlyLove," she wrote. "Tune in for Katheryn on the @AMAs tonight at 8/7c on @abcnetwork."

This year's show is also set to include performances by BTSBillie Eilish, Justin BieberShawn MendesMegan Thee StallionLil BabyJennifer Lopez and Maluma, and more.

Watch the performance below.

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