Janet Jackson Will Receive The 2018 MTV EMA Global Icon Award!
One of the best-selling artists of all time will be performing at this year's show in Bilbao...
Janet Jackson is to be honoured at the 2018 MTV EMAs with the Global Icon award! The global superstar will also perform a medley of her greatest hits including her recent smash single 'Made For Now', at the show taking place on Sunday 4th November live from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain.
One of the most influential entertainers of the modern era, her recent single, 'Made For Now,' with Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee debuted at No.1 on iTunes charts and the video currently has nearly 45 million views. Her music has won her six GRAMMY® Awards, two Emmy Nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture, and we can't wait to see what she brings on 4th November.
"Janet is without question one of the world’s biggest stars. Her incredible artistry has opened doors for countless others while leaving an indelible impact on pop culture – well over three decades and counting,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International.
"We’re thrilled to honor her as this year’s MTV Global Icon."
Jackson joins Hailee Steinfeld, who last week was announced as this year's host and also a performer! More performers for the 2018 MTV EMA will be announced soon...
In the meantime, voting for this year's EMAs are open right now at mtvema.com until 3rd November 10.59pm UK time. Camila Cabello leads this year's nominations with six nods including Best Artist, Best Pop and Best Video for 'Havana', while Ariana Grande and Post Malone follow close behind, each with five noms.
The 2018 MTV EMAs air Sunday 4th November only on MTV.