Jennifer Lopez will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV VMAs.
This was announced on MTV on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
Lopez is also set to perform live at the 2018 edition of the award show for the first time since 2001 and is nominated for two “VMAs” for her most recent single, “Dinero.”
Lopez’ reward is coming after establishing a musical legacy that spawns over two decades and has seen her become one of the most iconic and influential multi-hyphenates across music, film, television, fashion, business and philanthropy.
Lopez joins a prestigious list of past Vanguard recipients that include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, BEYONCÉ, Kanye West, Rihanna and P!nk.
Since her first album, “On the 6,” debuted in 1999, Lopez has transformed the global music scene, including selling over 80 million records worldwide, 40 million albums, 16 top 10 hit songs, and three #1 albums.
In addition to her music, Lopez has made her mark in film and television. Her films have grossed over $2.9 billion worldwide, five of which opened at #1. Her portrayal of the Latin music sensation “Selena” earned her widespread acclaim.
Lopez’ simultaneous release of her second studio album “J.Lo” and her romantic comedy “The Wedding Planner” paved the way for her to become the first woman to have a number one album and film in the same week.