Black popular music royalty, Janet Jackson is getting her flower bouquets when she can smell them. The pop legend is being honored at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards with the inaugural Impact Award as announced by Radio Disney on Monday according to Billboard. The award will recognize Jackson’s generational transcending influence amid the global music realm and overall society.
Reigning from the famed family of talents, The Jacksons, Janet is undisputedly one of the most influential musical acts in the history of American music and amid the most imperative in pop culture. Her catalog breaths a collective of pop culture jewels that have heralded her into the status of an American pop icon as young as the tender age of 20. Her third studio album Control took a toll on the development of the latter eighties sound spawning ’80s pop culture anthems in the likes of “What Have You Done For Me Lately,” “Nasty,” and “Control.” She continued to dominate the era with Rhythm Nation 1814 securing the precedence of her iconic stance.
While her megastar appeal was a magnetic force to Hip-Hop culture, she solidified her position as a Hip-Hop sweetheart when she co-starred with Hip-Hop legend Tupac Shakur in Poetic Justice as his love interest, Justice. The role and overall film brewed into becoming a cult classic in the Hip-Hop community, supremely broadening Jackson’s global impact as an actress.
Jackson’s signature athletic, upbeat dance style is also amid the marks of her legacy, alongside her acting, philanthropy, and business acumen. Just last month in May, she was honored with the notable Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, where she is slated as the first Black woman to receive the award.
The music legend will soon embark on her State of the World Tour starting July 11 in Austin, Texas and will soar throughout the United States.
The sixth annual Radio Disney Music Awards will air live on Saturday, June 23 on the Disney Channel at 8 p.m.