Janet Jackson has long been a musical icon, but Billboard will be making the distinction official when the organization presents her with the Icon Award during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20.
Not only will Janet Jackson, age 51, be receiving the honor, which recognizes her contributions to the music industry, but she’ll also be performing during the show — her first time performing on television in nine years.
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Janet Jackson Net Worth: $175M
Janet Jackson songs like “Together Again” and “If” have been heating up the Billboard charts for decades, earning the famed singer millions. With numerous hit records under her belt, it’s no surprise Jackson’s net worth is $175 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which reports on celebrity earnings.
Janet Jackson Tour
Jackson will be kicking off her “State of the World Tour 2018” in Austin, Texas, in July, with performances throughout the U.S. through August. She will also be performing at ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans and Outside Lands in San Francisco this summer.
The new dates were announced in April as a follow-up to her original “State of the World Tour,” which ran from September to December 2017. Her previously planned “Unbreakable Tour” was postponed in 2016 due to her pregnancy, Rolling Stone reported.
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Janet Jackson Son
After much speculation about a possible pregnancy, Jackson officially announced in October 2016 that she was pregnant at age 50.
The singer gave birth to her first child, son Eissa Al Mana, in January 2017, People reported. Jackson and her now ex-husband Wissam Al Mana split just three months after the birth of their child.
Al Mana has a net worth of $1 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The Qatari-born entrepreneur earned his fortune from his family’s real estate holdings. His family has reportedly invested in some of fashion’s biggest names, including Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga and Giorgio Armani.
Although there have been rumors about a secret Janet Jackson daughter, DNA results have seemed to indicate otherwise, BET reported.
Janet Jackson Music
Like Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen, Jackson has the honor of having No. 1 albums in each of the past four decades. Seven Janet Jackson albums have reached the top spot on the Billboard charts, including her latest, “Unbreakable.” Previous hit records include “Discipline,” “All For You,” “The Velvet Rope,” “janet.,” “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814” and “Control.”
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