Janet Jackson will perform for the very first time in nine years. Jackson will receive the Icon award at the 2018 Billboard awards. The announcement was made early Monday morning. The 51-year-old entertainer will receive the award that recognizes an artist’s impact on a cultural level inside and outside of the music industry.
Past recipients of the award include Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Prince, Cher, Neil Diamond and Stevie Wonder. Jackson has already won six Grammy awards along with eleven American Music Awards, nine MTV video music awards, and ten Billboard music awards.
Jackson will receive her historic award on May 20.