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This year Janet Jackson has been receiving the recognition she deserves. Earlier this summer, she was honored with the Billboard Icon award, and tonight she will be receiving the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.
Other artists who have received this recognition include Patty Labelle, Snoop Dogg, and James Brown. Janet has over 160 million records sold worldwide, 7 number 1 albums, and holds the record for three of her albums all producing 5 or more top ten hits on Billboard top 100 charts.
The awards will be held in honor of this past years 35 most performed R&B/Hip-hop songs. They will also acknowledge the publishers, songwriters, administrators, and producers of these US hits. Go Janet!