Janet Jackson is ready to set ish off for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards where she will receive the Icon Award AND she’s set to hit the stage. Get the deets on her Billboard Music Awards appearance, plus the added dates to her “State of the World” Tour inside…
This is going to be Janet Jackson’s year.
2018 is more like a comeback year for Janet Jackson after she canceled her "State of the World" tour in 2016 to have a baby. The singing legend welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Eissa Al Mana, in January 2017, then she filed for divorce from her son’s father/ billionaire Wissam Al Mana months later.
Now that all of that is behind her, she’s back to the music and she’s gearing up for a epic comeback.
The Pop legend will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. And rightfully so. She has won 10 out of 18 nominations between 1990 and 2001.
She’s also treating fans to a performance, her first televised performance in nine years. Y’all know what that means? She’s about to go all out. We are SO here for it.
Kendrick Lamar is tied with pop singer Bruno Mars (and singer Ed Sheeran) with 15 nominations! Drake is up for 9 nominations, while Cardi B is in the running for 8 nominations, including Top Artist.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8pm EST on NBC.
In other Janet news...
Janet Jackson is going to be mad busy this summer. She announced she will be extending her "State of the World" Tour by adding 11 dates to her North American concert series.
The newly announced U.S. dates will kick off July 11 in Austin, TX and visit cities across the country including Cincinnati, Hershey, Raleigh, Miami, and more. Tickets are on sale now at Live Nation. These dates are in addition to her previously announced headlining dates including the Essence Festival, Panorama Festival, and Outside Lands. See the full list of dates here.
*Laces up Rhythm Nation inspired outfit for the upcoming Janet functions*
Photos: Janet's IG