02:03 PM EDT 07/02/2015
Originally posted 06/29/2015 02:45PM
She's got 10 studio albums, a string of world tours and a record label under belt – so really, giving Janet Jackson the Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards was only a matter of time. But there's something about this year – with Jackson's recently announced impending world tour and 11th studio album in the works – that makes her win all the sweeter. The music icon let PEOPLE get a peek at what happened leading up to Sunday's big night at the BET Awards in L.A., from getting glam to hitting the stage to rehearse.
Originally posted 06/28/2015 11:45PM
Declaring her its inaugural "Ultimate Icon," the BET Awards fêted Janet Jackson in style Sunday night with a tribute which included dance performances from Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe – and an appearance by the dance-pop icon herself.
Originally posted 06/22/2015 11:15AM
The song is a collaboration with her longtime producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Originally posted 06/17/2015 04:15PM
"I wanna tell you how important you are to me! Love J," the singer Tweeted
Originally posted 06/04/2015 02:00PM
It's been seven long, long years since we've heard a new album from Janet Jackson. Did we mention how long it's been? Loooong.
Originally posted 06/03/2015 03:50PM
This will mark her first release under her newly formed label, Rhythm Nation
Originally posted 05/16/2015 10:50AM
Announcement from Janet Jackson on Vimeo. It's Janet Jackson's birthday, but she's the one doing the gift-giving.
Originally posted 04/30/2015 10:45PM
The case is officially closed on Janet Jackson's fictitious missing person's report.
Originally posted 04/22/2015 08:00PM
Where is Janet Jackson?
Originally posted 12/06/2014 05:50PM
Are there any jokes envelope-pushing comedian Chris Rock wishes he could take back? Nope. Well, maybe just one.
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