Jennifer Lopez to Receive VMA Video Vanguard Award

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez has been named the recipient of this year's Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards.

"It is incredible. Honestly, growing up on MTV and watching all my idols get this award, to be the recipient this year is like..." The very first Vanguard awards were given to David Bowie, The Beatles, and Richard Lester in 1984 at the very first MTV VMAs.

The pop icon will be honored for her contributions over the past 20 years, and also take the stage to perform live for the first time at the VMAs since 2001. Being the recipient is like - I can't even believe it. Additionally, the singer is nominated in two VMA categories for her new single, "Dinero". Lopez and Sway announced the news on MTV's Facebook Live this afternoon. Their videos inspired me to do the videos I did.




Lopez will join P!nk, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Beyonce in the prestigious list of Vanguard winners.

Over the years, Lopez has snagged two Moon trophies, among 21 nominations.

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on August 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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