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Jennifer Lopez To Receive VMA Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Each year, MTV's Music Video Awards recognizes one especially pioneering artist for their musical accomplishments with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. This year, that honoree is Jennifer Lopez.
In addition to a string of hits and an extensive filmography, JLo has earned two career Latin GRAMMY nominations and two GRAMMY nominations, including for Best Dance Recording for her hit "Let's Get Loud" at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards. The New York native most recently released the diamond-crusted track "Dinero" with DJ Khaled and Cardi B, which has been nominated for two VMAs this year.
The Video Vanguard Award has been given every year since the VMAs' inaugural awards presentation in 1984 when the award was shared by David Bowie, the Beatles and Richard Lester. Other past recipients include Janet Jackson, Madonna, Tom Petty, Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Rihanna, and most recently, Pink.
Lopez's appearance on the show will include an acceptance speech and performance — her first since 2001 — when the VMAs go live from Radio City Music Hall in New York Aug. 20.