Jennifer Lopez Will Be Awarded MTV's Vanguard Award

  • Jennifer Lopez Will Be Awarded MTV's Vanguard Award

Jennifer Lopez Will Be Awarded MTV's Vanguard Award

This year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard recipient is none other than Jennifer Lopez.

"I grew up on MTV and watching all my idols get this award".

"ICYMI: I'm getting the 2018 @MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.so excited!" The very first Vanguard awards were given to David Bowie, The Beatles, and Richard Lester in 1984 at the very first MTV VMAs. To be the recipient this year, I can't even believe it. For Lopez - who will also perform live at the awards show - that means celebrating nearly 20 years of hits, from 1999's "If You Had My Love" all the way up to this year's "El Anillo". "Their videos inspired me to do the videos that I did so now to be 20 years in and here and winning this award, it's mind-blowing to me". Additionally, the singer is nominated in two VMA categories for her new single, "Dinero".

The 49-year-old singer and actress will receive the gong at a ceremony in NY on August 20.

Britney Spears, 36, Justin Timberlake, 37, Beyonce, 36, Kanye West, 41, Rihanna, 30, Pink, 38, Guns N' Roses, Madonna, 59, and Michael Jackson are among the list of artists who have received the award.

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on August 20.