The winner of this year's Global Icon Award at the MTV European Music Awards is none other than Janet Jackson.
The news was confirmed through the official Twitter account of the program: "Singer, dancer, actress, legendary activist and 2018 #MTVEMAGLOBAL ICON! @Janetjackson is always the queen !! ", wrote.
" Janet is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in the world, "said Bruce Gillmer, global music and talent director, Viacom and brand manager, MTV International." His incredible art has opened the doors. to many others, leaving an indelible impact on pop culture, more than three decades and counting, we are delighted to honor her as this year's global MTV icon. "
"It was only a matter of time before I received the award," MTV said. "Her music has been loved all over the world since the 1980s, when she started releasing innovative albums like Control and Reth Nation by Janet 1814 . She is now a of the best-selling artists of all time, seven of his albums are platinum certified and have sold over 160 million albums. "
This is not Jackson's first Icon Award. He also received the award at the Billboard Music Awards this year.
The iconic singer will take the stage of the EMA for the first time to play a mix of his hits, including his latest hit, "Made for Now" which, according to Variety, debuted at the top of the iTunes lists with a video that generates almost 45 million views.
The EMA of 2018 MTV will take place at the Bilbao Exhibition Center in Spain. The show on November 4 will be presented by Hailee Steinfeld.
– MTV EMA (@mtvema) October 17, 2018