With just hours to go until Janet Jackson‘s new single ‘No Sleep’ is touted to land, it’s being reported that the dynamo diva is set to be the main attraction at next Sunday’s BET Awards.
It was widely believed that the superstar would be this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award – however that honor is being bestowed on Smokey Robinson, it has been confirmed.
Still, Page Six are reporting that Ms. Jackson will be celebrated in some capacity at the June 28th extravaganza (which airs from L.A Live at the Nokia Theater)
***** A source exclusively revealed to Page Six that the “Rhythm Nation” singer will be honored at the event next Sunday.
The network’s been extremely tight-lipped about the production, but we hear Ciara will be one of the performers who will pay tribute to the reclusive pop star *****
“Janet’s known for her dancing, so expect a lot of dancing,” said the source. This will be Jackson’s first major television appearance in three years. She last appeared on the BET Awards show in 2009 to pay homage to brother Michael three days after his death.
If indeed true, it’ll serve as a potent platform for Jackson’s comeback campaign.
As reported she’ll be releasing her new studio album later this year via her own label Rhythm Nation Records in partnership with BMG. The set will be supported by a global trek, christened the ‘Unbreakable World Tour,’ tickets for which are being snapped up fast.
Janet Jackson DROPS “No Sleeep”
******* Update ********
My sources were right yesterday, Bet just post the news on their website today…..
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