Janet Jackson To Receive BMI Icon Honor At The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Published: Tuesday 26th Jun 2018 by Sam

Janet Jackson‘s status as one of music’s most prolific artists continues to be saluted.

For, the legendary diva is receiving yet another honor and this time it comes courtesy of BMI, who’ve announced that the mother of one will be presented with their Icon honor at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

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In a statement issued moments ago, organisers for the event – which celebrates the year’s top Urban songwriters, producers, music publishers and administrators – revealed Jackson as its highest honoree. The ceremony, which she is expected to attend, takes place on August 30th at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta.

Speaking on Jackson’s selection, BMI Vice President Of Creative Catherine Brewton said:

“As one of the most influential entertainers of all time, Janet Jackson’s artistry and music transcends generations and has inspired many with messages of empowerment that can be heard throughout her rich catalog of music. She is the definition of an icon, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor.”

The news comes after Jackson’s recent coronation with the “Icon” and “Impact” honors at the Billboard and Radio Disney awards respectively.

It also lands as she preps to set sail on the summer leg of her blockbuster ‘State Of The World Tour.’

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  1. ??? June 26, 2018


    QUEEN OF EVERY-THING!!!!!!! lmaoo.

    • Fancy BISH June 26, 2018

      Yaaas! In other news, Justinesha Timberfake’s Man Stay In Dem Woods dropped off the Billboard 200 completely! It’s dead lol ?

      • Angello June 26, 2018

        to be fair ratsin industry prostitutte timber in the lake outsold and outcertified all of janitor releases this decade with just one single

    • Angello June 26, 2018

      The way this 80s h** is buying awards but her theatre tour still tanking

      • Retribution June 26, 2018

        Theatre tour? She already did an arena tour and going back to some arenas this summer. She doesn’t have to buy awards. They give them to her because she is Miss Jackson the Icon. You mad b***h?

    • WHO?SaidtheOWL June 26, 2018

      Thats what i call her lol yes she is queen of everything

  2. ? June 26, 2018

    Order has been restored. Queen, we salute you.

  3. Haterz Gon’ Hate June 26, 2018

    It’s her time again. So proud. ?

  4. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ June 26, 2018

    Janet muthafuûckin Jackson

  5. pat June 26, 2018

    and to think….Stans of lesssors really thought they could erase her impact

    • Fancy BISH June 26, 2018

      Janet’s right titty alone slays all the lessors lol ?

  6. Ashanti June 26, 2018

    Her team is very smart. Buying all these awards to put her back in a positive light. Ya’ll know DAMN well you aren’t gonna support her new music. And what are these award shows??

    • Fancy BISH June 26, 2018

      Nah, it’s just that time in her career to collect like Pikachu! ?? You mad?

    • olusheyi banjo June 26, 2018

      I personally LOVE and support her. I have EVERY single album that she has ever put out. Been to every single concert that she has had in LA.Went to see all of her movies and taped every video that she has released.So you are wrong about people not supporting her

    • Music Extraordinary June 26, 2018

      Janet Jackson not Beyonce in buying awards Janet Jackson is your faves favorite artist she been earned a lot of awards cause her impact rivals her brother, Madonna, Prince etc so she deserves all the glory she can get she even has an award name after her what female artist has that? nobody.

  7. YourOpinionAintMyConcern June 26, 2018

    Boombaclat!!!!!!!! She is getting the recognition that she deserves. I hope the Grammy’s and The Super Bowl get their s*** together next!

  8. olusheyi banjo June 26, 2018

    Happy that Janet is getting her props FINALLY

  9. Ka June 26, 2018

    RRHF long over due needs to e next!

  10. Music Extraordinary June 26, 2018

    Janet Jackson the most awarded female artist in history I think she surpass Whitney Houston awards record

    • Angello June 26, 2018

      Not true. Even Taylor Stiff has more awards than Janitor

      • Umm what? June 26, 2018

        Not true trailer park has a decent amount but def not more than Janet. Sit down somewhere with all that extra

      • Angello June 26, 2018

        Nop. Use better sources sweetie. Tyler Swift has more awards

  11. Keith June 26, 2018

    Congrats to Ms. Jackson! HOWEVER…..Like Ciara, she NEEDS some new music. The iron is hot…strike, Ms. Jackson, strike!

    • pat June 26, 2018

      Ciara has people anticipating new music?

    • Ok June 26, 2018

      I agree now is the time for new music. Janet is an icon and can stand alone, but to give her the push she needs with the young crowd, she needs a hot collaboration as the first single. It will definitely help introduce her to the young buyers of the music world. I want to see her with a hot 100 #1 or at least top 10. Feedback stalled at #19 and no sleeep at #63. However, she has been more public since leaving that man so I definitely have hope for the next album

      • Angello June 26, 2018

        Beyonse is having a hard time in the top 10.. Janitor can’t even reach top 200

      • G7Pat June 26, 2018

        Beyonce is an aging diva Janet is past that phase its her glory years and shes in better shape

  12. Jeans June 26, 2018

    Queen of everything!! Yesss

  13. Lake Erie June 26, 2018

    Hell Yea! Praise her! She deserves it all! Love you Janet! ❤??

  14. Ok June 26, 2018

    This is awesome! But im worried about this tour with her father allegedly being on his death bed and if she will be available to receive this honor depending on if and when he passes. This could cause postponed dates again, but the situation will make for an incredible album…..hate to say it like that. The honor overdue is the rock and roll hall of fame

    • Keith June 26, 2018

      As a family fan, I am worried about Joseph and scheduling for everyone. The Jacksons are on tour also…It would be wonderful if her dad could see her inducted into the RRHOF. Even if she doesn’t care, her dad would be so proud!

  15. Jasmine Shaniqua Shanishaniquaisanana Jazmenique Jazmine Jazzneka Jazznifa Ting Tong Lee June 26, 2018

    This 52 years mother needs to stay at home and spend time with her child who she is fighting for…

    • Hey Felicia June 26, 2018


  16. DanYiel Iman June 26, 2018

    She carries her surgeries well, that face is pulled so tightly & her awards are coming but when they stop I’ll be cool!!

  17. 4U2SEE June 26, 2018

    Real Artistry…………Congratulations!…………… “Gimmie A Beat!” SO SOPHISTICATED~THANK YOU JANET

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