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Janet Jackson to be honoured at Black Girls Rock Awards

HONOURED: Janet Jackson

AFTER STEPPING back on the scene with the release of a new song, Janet Jackson will now receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards.

The Grammy winner will be honoured as a "phenomenal woman in music," organisers said on Thursday (Aug 23).

Jackson recently released her new single Made For Now featuring Daddy Yankee.

Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, and will be aired on BET on September 9.

Other award recipients this year include Naomi Campbell, Mary J. Blige 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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