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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. 

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, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2012

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Rihanna, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2016

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Kanye West, 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, VMA

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Jay Z, Beyonce, Blue Ivy, MTV VMAs 2014

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Justin Timberlake, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2013

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Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2011

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Hype Williams, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2011

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Duran Duran, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2003

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U2, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2001



Red Hot Chili Peppers, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2000

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Beastie Boys, MTV Video Vanguard 1998

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LL Cool J, VMA Video Vanguard, 1997

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1997. Also honored: Mark Romanek

R.E.M., VMA Video Vanguard, 1995

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Tom Petty, VMA Video Vanguard, 1994

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1994. Also honored: The Rolling Stones

Axl Rose, Guns N Roses, Las Vegas

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Bon Jovi, VMA Video Vanguard, 2010

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1991. Also honored: Wayne Isham

Janet Jackson, VMA Video Vanguard, 1990

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George Michael, VMA Video Vanguard, 1989

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Michael Jackson, VMA Video Vanguard, 1988

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Peter Gabriel, VMA Video Vanguard, 1990

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1987. Also honored: Julien Temple

Madonna, VMA Video Vanguard, 1986

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1986. Also honored: Zbigniew Rybczyński

Talking Heads, VMA Video Vanguard, 1985

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

David Bowie, Fashion Icon

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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.

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