Janet Jackson Nominated For Icon Award

Janet Jackson is receiving an award that has been a long time in the making. At the 2018 Billboard Music Awards this month, Jackson will be the recipient of the coveted Icon Award. The awards ceremony takes place May 20 and will be held in Las Vegas.

 

Jackson has had a stellar career spanning through the decades. Born into the famous Jackson family on May 16, 1966, Janet Jackson was the youngest child in a family of talented musicians. Jackson got her first opportunity to appear on stage in April of 1974. Along side her brother Randy, she took the stage for the Jackson Family’s Las Vegas act where she sang and did impressions. Two years later she appeared on “The Jacksons”, a summer televised series. Her amazing performance gained her much attention which led to her role on “Good Times” from 1977-1979. She moved on to more series including “A New Kind Of Family”, “Different Strokes” and “Fame”. Under the wing of older brother Michael, Jackson released her first album “Janet Jackson” in 1982. It had three hit singles and was a great lead in to her follow up album, “Dream Street”. In 1986 Jackson hit it big with her album “Control” which sold a whopping eight million copies. Jackson went on to release more albums, each doing remarkably well, and Jackson found herself at the top of her game. Along with her musical career, Jackson appeared in a few hit movies including “Poetic Justice” and “Boyz n the Hood”.

 

To this day, Jackson has continued to work and stay busy. To date, she has been nominated for 18 Billboard Music Awards and won 10 of them. She has her popular “State of the World” tour taking place this summer as well as performances at Essence Festival, Outside Lands and Panorama. Along with all that, it is certain she will be at this years Billboard Music Awards to receive this iconic award where she’ll find herself in great company. Previous winners include Stevie Wonder, Cher, Celie Dion, Prince and so many more. For more information, click here.

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