Janet Jackson To Be Honored With Ultimate Icon Award At BET Awards


Janet Jackson will be receiving a major honor at this year’s 15th annual BET Awards. It has been announced that the R&B veteran will be receiving the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award at the ceremony. She will be the first-ever recipient of this honor.

Before she accepts her award, Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe will be paying homage to her with a performance.

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Miss Jackson recently released her comeback single “No Sleeep” and will be heading out on the Unbreakable World Tour in November. Her new album will drop this fall.

The 2015 BET Awards will be hosted by black-ish  stars Tracee Ellis-Ross and Anthony Anderson and will air on June 28th at 8:00 p.m EST. Performers include Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Meek Mill and the Empire cast.