Janet Jackson to be honored with ICON Award at BBMAs

Jackson’s Billboard Music Awards Performance to Mark Her First on Television in Nine Years

Dick Clark Productions and NBC have announced that music legend, Janet Jackson, will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, and will deliver a highly-anticipated performance that will be her first on television in nine years.

Hosted by The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on NBC. The three-hour telecast will feature performances from this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments that celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100.

BTS, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande are among the performers on the BBMAs. Nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced last month on NBC’s TODAY Show and on a livestream from Billboard’s NY office. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran tie for the most nominations this year with 15 each.

Voting for the two fan voted categories, Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist, will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.

Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

Tickets to the 2018 BBMAs are available via axs.com.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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