2018 ESSENCE Festival headliner Janet Jackson is having quite the year.
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In addition to continuing to revel in the joys of motherhood, the singer, dancer and actress announced earlier in the year that she’d be extending her “State of The World” tour into late summer. Most recently, she celebrated her 52nd birthday and made history, yet again, as the first Black woman to receive the coveted Billboard Icon Award.
Through it all, Ms. Jackson has maintained her presence as a trendsetter and fashion icon, joining the ranks many Black women across the country who continuously prove that Black is not only beautiful, but stunning, at every age.
Scroll through for a look at 15 times Janet slayed in her 50s and be sure to grab your tickets to see her light up the stage at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July.