*Janet Jackson will be honored with Billboard’s most prestigious award.
Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced Monday (May 7) that the youngest Jackson sibling will receive the coveted Icon Award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
Along with receiving the honor, Jackson is also scheduled to deliver a highly anticipated performance, which will be her first on television in nine years.
Jackson joins an exclusive Icon club that includes Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Cher.
Kelly Clarkson will host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET /5 p.m. PT.