Janet Jackson will receive the prestigious Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The legendary singer will celebrate the occasion with her first televised performance in nine years.
Jackson hasn’t released a new album since 2015’s Unbreakable, but she’s been touring. After giving birth to baby Eissa, the superstar launched her “State of the World Tour” last year. This year, she will headline several events, including Essence Fest, Panorama, and Outside Lands.
Janet joins an esteemed list of past Icon Award recipients. Prince, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, and Neil Diamond have all previously received the honor.
— billboard (@billboard) May 7, 2018
Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20 at 8 p.m. ET.