Earlier his year Janet Jackson received the top honors of the night in the Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The legendary singer will soon add another trophy to her mantle when she will be awarded the BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
The BMI Icon award was created to honor “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers” and has been awarded to stars like Snoop Dogg, Al Green and Patti LaBelle in the past.
“As one of the most influential entertainers of all time, Janet Jackson’s artistry and music transcends generations and has inspired many with messages of empowerment that can be heard throughout her rich catalog of music,” said BMI Vice President Creative Catherine Brewton. “She is the definition of an icon, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor.”
The BMI Awards are scheduled to happen on Thursday, August 30 at the Woodruff Arts Center Symphony Hall in Atlanta.
The accolades for Janet continue pouring in. On June 23 Janet was also honored with the inaugural impact award that recognized Jackson’s generational transcending influence.
Congrats to Janet!
— Broadcast Music Inc. (@bmi) June 26, 2018