Janet Jackson’s mark and influence on music throughout the last 40 years is undeniable. This Sunday, June 28, BET will honor the icon during its 15th annual BET Awards by awarding her their first ever Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award.
Along with receiving the award, the Queen of Pop will be honored by Jason Derulo, Tinashe and Ciara as they come together to perform a tribute dance.
If for some reason you’re not a Janet Jackson fan, BET’s President of Programming explained why she was the chosen recipient.
“This is Janet Jackson, people! We are excited beyond belief to present her with our inaugural ULTIMATE ICON: Music Dance Visual award and we are thrilled that she chose the BET Awards as the first step on her new road. An inspiration to many other artists, ‘Ms. Jackson’ (’cause I’m nasty) blends music, dance and visuals in unique and groundbreaking ways and we look forward to celebrating her storied history… as well as giving the BET Awards audience a peek into her Unbreakable future.”
Hopefully Jackson has some room next to her 6 Grammys, 2 Emmys, Golden Globe and many other awards to display her Ultimate Icon Award.
Make sure to catch Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and more this Sunday, June 28 at 8p.m.