It’s been rumored for about a week now, but it has now been confirmed that Ciara, Tinashe and Jason Derulo (weird I know) will be tributing Janet Jackson during the 2015 BET Awards. Janet Jackson will be receiving BET’s first ever Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award on Sunday night during the show, which will be hosted by ‘Blackish’ stars Traci Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. BET reports:
“Janet Jackson‘s indelible mark on the world of music transcends decades and generations, and because of that, BET is honored to recognize the Queen of Pop with the first-ever Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award at the 2015 BET Awards.
“This is Janet Jackson, people! We are excited beyond belief to present her with our inaugural ULTIMATE ICON: Music Dance Visual award and we are thrilled that she chose the BET Awards as the first step on her new road,” said Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “An inspiration to many other artists, ‘Ms. Jackson’ (’cause I’m nasty) blends music, dance and visuals in unique and groundbreaking ways and we look forward to celebrating her storied history… as well as giving the BET Awards audience a peek into her Unbreakable future.”
As she makes her grand return to the music scene, Jackson will be honored like the music royal that she is with performances from three of her biggest contemporary admirers: Tinashe, Jason Derulo and Ciara.”