Janet Jackson is receiving this years Billboard Music Award’s Icon Award, and her counterpart recipients of previous years include: Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, and other greats of our era.
Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. She has won six Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, as well as dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress as well, including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Jackson is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of the biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry has opened doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.