Janet Jackson To Receive Billboard Icon Award

By Creative Media Times

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Pop royalty Janet Jackson is set to receive the Icon Award at this year’s Billboard Music Award, Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced Monday.

Previous recipient of the award include Prince, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion Stevie Wonder, Cher, and Jennifer Lopez.

The “All For You” singer has a long and celebrated history with Billboard, being the current record holder of 18 consecutive Top 10 hits on the Hot 100, and 19 No.1s on the Dance Club Songs chart. Billboard Music Awards has nominated her a total of 18 times, winning 10 of them.

Throughout her career, Jackson has achieved global record sales of more than 100 million, which makes her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Jackson is also scheduled to perform during the show, marking her first television performance in nine years. She will join previously announced performers set to take the stage, including Camila Cabello, BTS, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes.

Kelly Clarkson has been tapped to host this year’s, her first to host an awards show. NBC is set to air the ceremony live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.