Jennifer Lopez. Picture: Instagram

Jennifer Lopez will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV VMAs.  

She is also set to perform live at this year’s show for the first time since 2001 and is nominated for two “VMAs” for her most recent single, Dinero

With over two decades in the industry, Lopez is 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 includes Michael Jackson, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna and Pink. 

The VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday,  August 21, at 3am CAT and repeat the same night at 9:15pm CAT. 
 
Since her first album, On the 6, 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 number one albums.