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Janet Jackson Will Receive Icon Award At The ‘2018 Billboard Music Awards’

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May 8 2018, Updated 5:59 p.m. ET

This year’s “Billboard Music Awards,” hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will be honoring Janet Jackson with the ICON Award. If that’s not enough to make sure you tune in, Jackson is set to do a televised performance after a long nine years. Jackson’s ICON Award will be following recipients such has Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, and Stevie Wonder.

It’s a known fact that Jackson has been raised to be the best and has always been surrounded by greatness, with brother Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 as people to look up to. In her career she has had sales of over 160 million records worldwide and continues to stand as one of the most influential artists of the modern era.

Jackson earned more than 100 No. 1s on Billboard charts in her career. She has 19 No. 1s on the Dance Club Songs charts and one of only four artists to have a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 in each of the last four decades. Jackson’s Billboard performance will be nothing short of perfection as this is the tease to her “2018 State Of The World” Tour.

The Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music. From the outstanding fashion to the phenomenal performances, this year’s Billboard Awards is one you don’t wanna miss.

“2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

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