Janet Jackson Set to Receive First-Ever Impact Award at 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards

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 Janet Jackson attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas.

2018 is proving to be a major year for pop icon Janet Jackson

Fresh off receiving the Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Janet continues to add to her awards cabinet: Radio Disney has announced Monday (June 18) that Jackson will receive the first-ever Impact Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Awards, airing this Saturday (June 23). 

The award is in recognition of Jackson's influence on the world of entertainment and society, across generations of music enthusiasts. Also being honored at the show include Carrie Underwood receiving the Hero Award and Kelly Clarkson receiving the Icon Award. 

Jackson is currently preparing for her State of the World Tour, beginning July 11 in Austin, Texas, and traveling through the States over the summer.