Janet Jackson to receive Global Icon Award

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Pop singer Janet Jackson is set to receive the Global Icon Award at the upcoming MTV European Music Awards.  Jackson will collect the honor at the ceremony Nov. 4 in Bilbao, Spain, where she will also perform a medley of her greatest hits, including recent hit “Made for Now”, featuring Daddy Yankee.

“Janet is without question one of the world’s biggest stars,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “Her incredible artistry has opened doors for countless others while leaving an indelible impact on pop culture – well over three decades and counting. We’re thrilled to honor her as this year’s MTV Global Icon.”

Janet, who is the youngest member of the Jackson family, has a number of accolades in her kitty, including six Grammys, 11 American Music Awards, 9 MTV Video Music Awards and a Golden Globe.

The ‘Escapade’ hitmaker was recently conferred with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall. The 2018 MTV EMAs are slated to be held November 4.

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