Janet Jackson To Receive Billboard’s ‘Icon Award’ And Perform This Weekend

Janet Jackson will be awarded with the Icon Award at this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards. It’s also reported she will perform as well. The entertainer celebrated her 52nd birthday earlier this week.

Jackson joins the prestigious list of honorees along with Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Cher.

Kelly Clarkson will host this year’s awards show. The broadcast will air live  from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET /5 p.m. PT.

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