“She is the definition of an icon and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor,” Brewton said.
Jackson, who received the Billboard Icon Award in May, joins a list including Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, Snoop Dogg and Al Green with her BMI Icon accolade.
This is the third consecutive year the event will be held in Atlanta, after previous stints in New York and Los Angeles. It is not open to the public.
BMI will also salute songwriters, producers, publishers and administrators from the past year’s 35 most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs in the United States. The BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer and Publisher of the Year will also be named during the ceremony.