Janet Jackson delivered a thrilling yet brief medley on Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards. The singer was honored with the Icon Award, recognizing her four decades of musical success presented by noted admirer, Bruno Mars.
Few careers in popular music have included as many hits and touched on as many genres as Jackson’s, but she kept her medley surprisingly short. The singer revisited the pointy synth-funk of “Nasty” and the club thumper “Throb,” which she updated with a trap-leaning intro. Ciara and Normani were among the celebrities grooving hard in the crowd.
Watch Janet’s performance and listen to her speech here.