Go Janet! E! Online announced today that Janet Jackson will receive the ICON AWARD at this year's Billboard Music Awards -- and get this, she will also perform! It's her first televised performance in 9 years! We didn't even realize it had been nearly a decade! She definitely deserves it, and we're kind of surprised she hadn't received something like this already!
"The 51-year-old entertainer will receive the Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The honor recognizes an artist's cultural impact, both inside and outside of the music industry; past recipients include Neil Diamond (2011), Stevie Wonder (2012), Prince (2013), Jennifer Lopez (2014), Céline Dion (2016) and Cher (2017). Jackson will also take the stage and perform. From 1990 to 2001, the singer earned 18 Billboard Music Award nominations, winning 10 times."
Check out video of her last televised performance (in the U.S.) below, which was at the 2009 American Music Awards.