Janet Jackson manufactured history Sunday night time (May possibly 20) at the 2018 Billboard Tunes Awards in Las Vegas as the to start with black woman to obtain the coveted “Billboard Icon Award.”
Soon after a brief profession overview and introduction from Bruno Mars, Janet (Ms. Jackson if ya nasty) dominated the BBMAs phase for a dance-hefty medley of her hits, which includes “Nasty,” “If” and “Throb,” though her mother Katherine and sister Rebbie looked on from the group.
Observe Janet’s Billboard Awards efficiency listed here:
Next her show-stopping effectiveness, the 52-calendar year-aged entertainer (Indeed, 52!!!) recognized her Icon Award and sent a moving speech, which saw her co-signing the #MeToo movement.
“For all our issues, we stay at a glorious instant in history,” explained Janet. “It’s a instant when, at extended very last, women of all ages have designed it clear that we will no for a longer period be managed, manipulated, or abused. I stand with individuals girls and with those adult men equally outraged by discrimination.
“My prayer is that weary of such sounds, we turn again to the resource of all calmness. That resource is God. Every thing we deficiency, God has in abundance. Compassion, sensitivity, persistence, and a boundless adore.”
Earlier Billboard Icon Award recipients incorporate Neil Diamond (2011), Stevie Marvel (2012), Prince (2013), Jennifer Lopez (2014), Celine Dion (2016) and Cher (2017).
Look at Janet’s whole acceptance speech underneath: