Jennifer Lopez to Receive 2018 VMAs' Video Vanguard Award

World-famous singer follows in the footsteps of previous winners that include Pink and Rihanna
By McKenna Aiello Jul 31, 2018 6:05 PMTags
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Can't stop, won't stop! Jennifer Lopez will be honored in a big way during this year's 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

The network announced Tuesday that the world-famous performer is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award when the annual ceremony airs live on Monday, August 20. The prestigious accolade recognizes artist for their achievement in music and film, and includes previous recipients such as PinkRihannaKanye West and Beyoncé

J. Lo is a two-time MTV Video Music Award winner and 23-time nominee. As previously announced, she's also nominated this year for Best Collaboration and Best Latin Music Video. 

With a catalogue of unforgettable music videos that range from "On the Floor," "Love Don't Cost a Thing" and "Waiting for Tonight" to more recent hits like "Dinero" and "El Anillo," it's about time the 49-year-old (who last attended the award show in 2014) joins the ranks of VMAs royalty. 

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Jennifer Lopez's Best Looks

So what else can pop culture fanatics expect from the VMAs? Cardi B, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are among top honorees, with the "Bodak Yellow" rapper leading the pack with 10 nominations. 

Congratulations to Jennifer, and check out a complete list of Video Vanguard Award winners by scrolling below! 

Pink

2017

Rihanna

2016

Kanye West

2015

Beyoncé

2014

Justin Timberlake

2013

Britney Spears

2011

Hype Williams

2006

Duran Duran

2003

U2

2001

Red Hot Chili Peppers

2000

Beastie Boys

1998

LL Cool J

1997. Also honored: Mark Romanek

R.E.M.

1995

Tom Petty

1994. Also honored: The Rolling Stones

Guns N' Roses

1992

Bon Jovi

1991. Also honored: Wayne Isham

Janet Jackson

1990

George Michael

1989

Michael Jackson

1988

Peter Gabriel

1987. Also honored: Julien Temple

Madonna

1986. Also honored: Zbigniew Rybczyński

David Byrne

1985. Also honored: Russell Mulcahy, Kevin Godley & Lol Creme

David Bowie

1984. Also honored: The Beatles and Richard Lester

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.