Janet Jackson To Be Honored with ‘Icon Award’ and Perform at ‘2018 Billboard Music Awards’

Posted May 7, 2018

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Ahead of announcing that her highly popular ‘State of the World Tour’ will be kicking off it’s second trek this Spring, it was just announced on Monday that Janet Jackson is being honored and will be performing at the 2018 Billboard Awards according to USA Today:

Janet Jackson’s icon status is being confirmed at the Billboard Awards.

The superstar is set to get the Billboard Icon Award at the May 20 ceremony in Las Vegas, hosted by Kelly Clarkson. She’ll also reward fans with a performance on the live telecast, her first televised performance in nine years.

Past award recipients include Prince, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez.

Jackson has been a dominant force on the Billboard charts for decades, thanks to hits including That’s The Way Love GoesI Get Lonely and All for You. The multiplatinum superstar will kick off another leg of her State of the World Tour in July.

Can’t wait! Thank u @bbmas ❣ #BBMAs #ICON_JANET

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Janet also recently kicked off her ‘Dance With Janet’ competition which was an online and in person search for a fleet of new dancers to perform with Janet on her series of performances over the next few months including Essence Festival, the tour, and likely now, the BBMA’s.

Check out the last time Janet shut down the BBMA’s back in 2006 below.

Janet Jackson seems to be the name on everyone's lips following part 1 of the
Janet Jackson is paying homage to her late brother Michael Jackson on his 60th birthday today,

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