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

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The award is in recognition of Jackson's influence on the world of entertainment and society, across generations of music enthusiasts.

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

Fresh off receiving the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, Jackson continues to add to her trophy cabinet: Radio Disney on Monday announced that the performer will receive the first-ever Impact Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Awards, airing this Saturday.

The honor 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 are Carrie Underwood, who will receive the Hero Award, and Kelly Clarkson, who will receive the Icon Award.

Jackson is currently preparing for her State of the World Tour, which is set to begin July 11 in Austin, Texas, and continue throughout the U.S. over the summer.  

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.