Janet Jackson is set to make her first televised performance in 9 years at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
And it’s with great reason too – because she’ll be receiving the coveted Icon honor.
The news was announced moments ago:
The Billboard Icon Award celebrates an artist’s cultural impact, both inside and outside of the music industry; past recipients include Neil Diamond (2011), Stevie Wonder (2012), Prince (2013), Jennifer Lopez (2014), Celine Dion (2016) and Cher (2017)
Jackson is one of the most decorated artists of all-time and easily one of Billboard’s most successful. Hence, the award is more than deserved.
During her illustrious career, she has amassed 10 #1 singles on the Hot 100, has 27 top 10’s on the tally and has sold over 100 million records worldwide.
She’s also been nominated for 18 Billboard Music Awards and has won 10 times.
The news comes as Jackson gears up for another round of dates for her ‘State Of The World Tour’ and a rumored documentary film.