Janet Jackson To Receive Icon Award At 2018 Billboard Music Awards

The show business veteran will give her first TV performance in 9 years.

(AllHipHop News) Fans of Janet Jackson declared February 4, 2018 as #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay. It was a way to honor the legendary musician and also throw shade at her “wardrobe malfunction” partner Justin Timberlake (he was once again performing at the Super Bowl on that date).

Ms. Jackson will also be recognized for her illustrious career in entertainment at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The five-time Grammy winner is receiving the Icon Award at the televised BBMAs ceremony.

Janet is set to join a prestigious list of Icon Award recipients - Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Cher. The Rhythm Nation 1814 album creator will also perform live from the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards is scheduled for Sunday, May 20 at 8 pm ET. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran lead this year’s nominations with 15 nods, respectively.

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