Janet will receive the first ever Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual award at this weekend’s BET Awards, according to a tweet put out by the network.
She will also be honoured in a tribute by Jason Derulo, Tinashe and Ciara according to the network.
— #BETAwards (@BETAwards) June 23, 2015
Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Programming, said:
“This is Janet Jackson, people! We are excited beyond belief to present her with our inaugural ULTIMATE ICON: Music Dance Visual award and we are thrilled that she chose the BET Awards as the first step on her new road. 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.”
The awards ceremony will air on BET in the US on Sunday June 28th at 8pm. BET in the UK has not yet confirmed a date it will screen the ceremony.