First came the Billboard Music Icon Award , then Black Girls Rock! Awards, BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards lifetime honors soon followed. MTV just announced Jackson will receive its Global Icon Award at the 2018 MTV EMAs in Bilboa, Spain on Sunday, November 4. Here’s hoping the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally inducts Janet this year despite being eligible since 2007 and been nominated three times prior. #JUSTICEFORJANET
“Janet is without question one of the world’s biggest stars. Her incredible artistry has opened doors for countless others while leaving an indelible impact on pop culture – well over 3 decades and counting,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “We’re thrilled to honor her as this year’s MTV Global Icon.”
Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her recent single, “Made For Now,” with Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee debuted at #1 on iTunes charts and the video currently has nearly 45 million views. Her music has won her 6 GRAMMY® Awards, 2 Emmy Nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with 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. Janet 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, Janet 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 perception.
Janet Jackson ft. Daddy Yankee ‘Made For Now’ Music Video
Janet will perform a medley of her hits at the 2018 MTV EMAs which are being hosted by Hailee Steinfeld. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.