updated 04/22/2008 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/22/2008 AT 1:45 PM ET
I’m still promoting the new album (Discipline) right now, she said, but we’ll be getting into rehearsals in about a month and then start touring,” Jackson says.
The award will be presented by Ellen DeGeneres, a personal favorite of Jackson s.
I absolutely adore her, she said. She s smart. She s funny. She s fun to be around. I really enjoy her.
After two disappointing albums – 2004 s Damita Jo and 2006 s 20 Y.O. – Jackson has returned to the top of the charts with Discipline, her sixth No. 1 album.
Her next goal? Broadway. “I just want to do a musical that touches on everything-something that’s funny and dramatic, but definitely a musical.”