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2018 Billboard Music Awards

2018 Billboard Music Awards

The biggest names in music gather for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Janet Jackson to Get the Billboard Icon Award

Jackson will be honored May 20 and give her first televised performance in nine years

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    In this March 26, 2016, file photo, Janet Jackson performs during the Dubai World Cup horse racing event at the Meydan racecourse in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai. Jackson will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

    Janet Jackson's icon status is being confirmed at the Billboard Awards.

    The superstar is set to get the Billboard Icon Award at the May 20 ceremony in Las Vegas, hosted by Kelly Clarkson. She'll also reward fans with a performance on the live telecast, her first televised performance in nine years.

    Past award recipients include Prince, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez.

    Jackson has been a dominant force on the Billboard charts for decades, thanks to hits including "That's The Way Love Goes," ''I Get Lonely" and "All for You." The multiplatinum superstar will kick off another leg of her State of the World Tour in July.