Jennifer Lopez will receive The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming 2018 Video Music Awards, next month.
Previous Vanguard Award winners include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Rihanna
Lopez will also take the stage to perform for the first time at the show since 2001. Additionally, the singer is nominated in two VMA categories for her new single, “Dinero” .
Sway Calloway ,MTV News producer revealed on MTV’s Facebook Live page that Lopez, who is performing live at the show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Aug. 20, will receive the award.
Lopez responded to announcement.
“I grew up in the MTV era,” Lopez said during MTV’s Facebook Live interview.
“I was watching all the way back from Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna and Janet [Jackson] and Michael [Jackson], all of them. They were my inspirations to get into the music business, to do what I did. Their videos inspired me to do the videos I did.
Now, to be 20 years in and here and winning this award, it’s just mind blowing.” The MTV VMAs will hold at Radio City Music Hall and broadcast on August 20.