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Janet Jackson Honored With Icon Award at 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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Janet Jackson speaks at 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Aug. 30, 2018 in Atlanta.

Janet Jackson was honored with the BMI Icon Award at the organization's R&B/Hip-Hop awards ceremony in Atlanta Thursday night (Aug. 30). The ceremony took place at The Woodruff Arts Center's Symphony Hall, where they celebrated the best songwriters, producers and music publishers in R&B and hip-hop of the past year. 

The night kicked off with a tribute to Jackson with a Ciara-introduced dance performance by 411 Dance Group, a group of 50 kids from the various stated in the South, choreographed by Sean Bankhead who has worked on routines with Jackson throughout the years.

The night also featured notable tribute performances by H.E.R, Normani, and Justine Skye. Teyana Taylor closed out the performances with a steamy rendition of Jackson's hit song "I Get Lonely" before a surprise appearance from Missy Elliott who made a surprise appearance and spoke on her relationship with the singer.

Jackson joins a famed group of previous BMI Icon Award recipients, including Snoop Dogg, Babyface, Patti LaBelle, James Brown, and others.

Leland Wayne, professionally known as Metro Boomin, took home the award for producer of the year for the third time in a row, in addition to winning the award for songwriter of the year for his work on Big Sean's "Bounce Back," Post Malone's "Congratulations" and  Future's "Mask Off" and others.

More Winners:

R&B/HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
"I Feel It Coming"
Thomas Bangalter
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing

R&B/HIP-HOP SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne
Bad and Boujee
Bank Account
Both
Bounce Back
Congratulations
Mask Off
Tunnel Vision
X

R&B/HIP-HOP PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR 
Universal Music Publishing Group
Bad and Boujee
Bank Account
Both
Bounce Back
Congratulations
Goosebumps
iSpy
Love Galore
Mask Off
Rake It Up
Redbone
rockstar
Tunnel Vision
X
Young Dumb & Broke

R&B/HIP-HOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne

ICON AWARD
Janet Jackson

SOCIAL STAR
Derez De’Shon