Janet Jackson Becomes First Black Woman To Receive Billboard Icon Award

Janet Jackson kept the hits arriving Sunday on the night she became the very first black woman in order to win the Icon Award in the Billboard Music Awards   within Las Vegas.

She slayed a medley associated with her most popular songs ― which includes “ Nasty” and “ Throb” ― and gave a powerful talk that pledged solidarity to #MeToo while calling for an end in order to “ loud and harsh” general public discourse.

Bruno Roter planet (umgangssprachlich) introduced the 52-year-old pop star by noting the particular sociopolitical impact of her work and the sheer success from it ― she’ s the first lady to record five straight Number 1 albums.

Then Jackson went to focus on stage in reportedly her first televised performance since yr.

The particular crowd chanted “ Ja-net, Ja-net, Ja-net! ” as she started her acceptance speech.

“ I believe that will for all the challenges, for all our problems, we live at a glorious time in history, ” she said within the clip above. “ It’ ersus a moment when at long last women make it clear that we will no longer end up being controlled, manipulated or abused.   I stand with those ladies and with those men equally very angry by discrimination who support all of us in heart and mind.

“ This is also a moment when our own public discourse is loud plus harsh, ” she added.   “ My prayer is that, tired of such noise, we reverse to the source of all calmness. That will source — that source is usually God. Everything we lack, Our god has in abundance, compassion, sensitivity, persistence and a boundless love. ”  

Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond are usually among the previous Icon winners.