Following in the impressive footsteps of Stevie Wonder, Prince, Cher and several other undeniable legends, Janet Jackson will be the next to receive the Icon Award during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards ceremony.

I’m so glad that we finally got to meet and so proud of all that you’re doing ❤️ #WCW



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Ms. Jackson has been a perennial favorite in pop music since the 1980s, more than earning her spot among the greats. From her extensive music catalog to those unforgettable dance moves, she’s proven herself to be a true icon and influencer in the industry.

Hollywood! Tonight is about to be a movie 🎥 #stateoftheworldtour

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After receiving the award, Jackson is also set to hit the stage in her first televised performance in nine years, according to a press release.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on May 20.





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