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Jennifer Lopez to Receive MTV Video Vanguard Award

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 03: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2018 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at NOMADIC LIVE! at The Armory on February 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DirecTV)

Jennifer Lopez will be this year’s recipient of MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 VMAs. The award is the network’s lifetime achievement prize and has been given to artists like Rihanna, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Guns N’ Roses, Janet Jackson, and, of course, Michael Jackson. The announcement was made earlier this afternoon live on MTV and on Facebook, with host Sway bringing Lopez out. The show will be broadcast live on August 20 from Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Lopez is also nominated for two other awards—Best Latin Video and Best Collaboration—for her song “Dinero” (feat. DJ Khaled and Cardi B).  Watch the announcement (and a bonus J. Lo video classic) below.