Janet Jackson To Receive Inaugural Ultimate Icon Award At The 2015 BET Awards
Decades later, that Janet Jackson reign just won’t let up! After announcing a major comeback, which includes the Unbreakable World Tour and the stunning “No Sleeep” single, the entertainer will now be honored at the 2015 BET Awards.
The annual music ceremony plans to present Janet with the inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award during this weekend’s festivities.
“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,” BET’s President of Programming Stephen Hill stated about the news.
Along with the award, Ciara, Tinashe and Jason Derulo will perform in a special dance tribute for the legendary artist — which includes the newly-released “No Sleeep.”
Look out for the BET Awards, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, when it airs live on June 28 at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. Meek Mill, Ne-Yo, Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown are slated to perform, while the “Fun” singer and Nicki Minaj lead the nominations.