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Janet Jackson to Receive Ultimate ICON Award at 2015 BET Awards

Janet Jackson
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Janet Jackson has not only been known for her long list of hit songs, but she’s also been revered for her dance moves. And for all the amazing videos she’s put out over the years, the 2015 BET Awards will be honoring her with the Ultimate ICON: Music Dance Visual Award.

The “Control” singer will be the first honoree for this award, according to a press release. And to make the moment more special, Ciara, Tinashe and Jason Derulo will be paying homage to Mrs. Jackson with a dance tribute.

In addition, Janelle Monae, Robin Thicke, K. Michelle, Tyga and Jidenna will be performing at the star-studded event as well. They join previously announced performers Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Meek Mill and Ne-Yo.

Kelly Rowland and Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will also be joining Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Laverne Cox, Michael B. Jordan and Zendaya as presenters.

The 2015 BET Awards will be celebrating its 15th anniversary and will be taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 28. Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross will be hosting the show, which airs live from Los Angeles on June 28 at 8PM ET.

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