Pop and R&B Icon Janet Jackson will receive the Icon award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards billboard.com has confirmed.
The superstar is set to get the Billboard Icon Award at the May 20 ceremony in Las Vegas, hosted by Kelly Clarkson. Jackson, will also perform at the awards ceremony. This will be her first televised performance in nine years.
Past award recipients include Prince, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez.
Jackson is one of the most decorated artists in history and has inspired many top artists of today including Beyoncé, Teyana Taylor, and Rihanna.