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Janet Jackson's State Of The World Tour After Party

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BMI has announced that multiplatinum superstar Janet Jackson will be named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The event will be held Thursday, August 30, in Atlanta.

“As one of the most influential entertainers of all time, Janet Jackson’s artistry and music transcends generations and has inspired many with messages of empowerment that can be heard throughout her rich catalog of music,” said Brewton. “She is the definition of an icon, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor.” -BMI

Jackson joins Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, James Brown, Snoop Dogg and Al Green, among others.

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