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Janet Jackson to receive award at Black Girls Rock awards

August 23, 2018
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Janet Jackson performs at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Jackson will receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. Organizers on Thursday, Aug. 23, announced the Grammy winner will be honored as a “phenomenal women in music.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Janet Jackson will receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards.

The Grammy winner will be honored as a “phenomenal woman in music,” organizers said Thursday. Jackson recently released “Made For Now,” her single with Daddy Yankee.

Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. BET Networks will air the special celebrating the accomplishments of black women on Sept. 9.

Other award recipients include Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison.

Blige will receive the star power award. Campbell will be presented with the black girl magic award and Jamison will receive the living legend award for her work in dance and choreography.

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