Janet Jackson to get Icon Award at Billboard Awards; will perform on TV after 9 years

Previous recipients of the award include Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince and Stevie Wonder.

Janet Jackson to get Icon Award at Billboard Awards; will perform on TV after 9 years

LOS ANGELES: Singer Janet Jackson will be honoured with coveted Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

The 51-year-old singer-songwriter will receive the honour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, dick clark productions and studio NBC announced in a statement.

After getting the honour, Jackson will also deliver a highly-anticipated performance, which will be her first on television in nine years.



Previous recipients of the award include Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince and Stevie Wonder.

Singer Kelly Clarkson will be hosting the show, which will be broadcast live on NBC. The event will also see performances BTS, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes. Singer Ariana Grande was earlier announced as the opening artist for the awards.
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Celeb Babies Who Made Headlines Even Before Being Born
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This year has been all about the famous parents and their twins.

While some celebrities preferred keeping their baby news a secret, the other proudly introduced their little ones to the fans.

From excitement about birth of singer Beyoncé's children to the mystery about the mother of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's twins, 2017 didn't disappoint us.

Here's a quick look at all the famous international celebrities who welcomed a baby in 2017:
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Babies: Nicholas and Lucy (Twins - boy and girl)

Date: December 16, 2017

This one of the most-secretive pregnancy news of all time. The new mum even managed to hide her baby bump on Instagram with her regular posts.
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Babies: Alana Martina (baby girl), and twins Eva Maria Dos Santos and Mateo (baby girl and boy)

Date: November 12, 2017 & June 29, 2017

Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez welcomed Alana Martina approximately five months after the new father introduced his adorable twins in June. The babies complete Ronaldo's family with his seven-year-old son Cristiano Jr.
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Baby Girl: Alexis Olympia

Date: September 1, 2017

After the birth of Alexis, the new mum took time off from tennis to take care of her daughter and prepare for her grand wedding on November 16.
Baby Girl: Alexis Olympia Date: September 1, 2017 After the birth of Alexis, the new mum took time off from tennis to take care of her daughter and prepare for her grand wedding on November 16.
Baby Girl: August

Date: August 28, 2017

Zuckerberg proudly introduced her second child to the world on Facebook. The couple are already parents to two-year-old Maxima (Max).
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Baby Boy: Jack Oscar

Date: June 24, 2017

Proud mommy Huntington-Whiteley has been keeping her fans informed with posts with the baby updates.
Baby Boy: Jack Oscar Date: June 24, 2017 Proud mommy Huntington-Whiteley has been keeping her fans informed with posts with the baby updates.
Babies: Sir Carter and Rumi (Twins - boy and girl)

Date: June 13, 2017

Beyoncé made the most-classy baby announcement of all time. She held the twins in both her arms in front of myriad flowers in a garden, wearing a veil.
Babies: Sir Carter and Rumi (Twins - boy and girl) Date: June 13, 2017 Beyoncé made the most-classy baby announcement of all time. She held the twins in both her arms in front of myriad flowers in ..
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Babies: Alexander and Ella (Twins - boy and girl)

Date: June 6, 2017

After the birth of the twins, the papparazzi went crazy to get their first glimpse. A French magazine 'Voici' went a little too far when they snapped the couple vacationing with the babies in Como, Italy. This annoyed the actor and he then sued the magazine for invading privacy.
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Baby Girl: Lea De Seine

Date: March 21, 2017

The couple have been taking their daughter for various excursion to beaches, pumpkin patch ahead of Halloween and recently an athleisure-filled coffee run.
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Baby Girl: Eissa

Date: January 3, 2017

Jackson was one of the most-talked about person after giving birth at the age of 50. While some criticised her, many fans stood with her in support.
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