Destiny’s Child, ‘NSYNC To Honor Janet Jackson

Pop groups, along with Macy Gray and Outkast, will perform her songs at tribute.

Destiny’s Child, ‘NSYNC, Macy Gray and Outkast will give it up for Janet Jackson in the inaugural “mtvICON,” a new annual special honoring artists who’ve influenced music videos and who’ve had a significant impact on fans and other artists.

“mtvICON: Janet Jackson” will air on March 13 and will feature an overview of Jackson’s 16-year recording and video career, as well as interviews with artists whose careers have been influenced by Jackson. The night’s performers will each cover a Jackson song, though their particular selections were unavailable at press time.

“Janet Jackson is an awesome individual,” Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams said in a statement. “Her music has always kept me dancing. … She is the total entertainer.”
‘NSYNC will perform a “special vocal tribute,” and Jackson herself will sing the show’s finale.

Jackson is wrapping up a new album with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (see “Janet Jackson Readying Upbeat, Carefree Album” ). No release date has been set.