Jennifer Lopez Named MTV VMA’s 2018 Video Vanguard Recipient

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MTV has announced that Jennifer Lope will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at its 2018 Video Music Awards.

Over the years, Lopez has snagged two Moon trophies, among 21 nominations.

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By receiving this award, Lopez joins a special club of esteemed musicians like Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, George Michael, David Bowie, LL Cool J, Kanye West, and Rihanna.

The Vanguard Award has recognized great accomplishments for music performers since the first Video Music Awards ceremony in 1984.

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JLo holds the record of selling over 80 million records worldwide along with three numero uno albums in her list of accomplishments. In 1991, the award was renamed after Michael Jackson, who received the honor in 1988.

The singer said that "growing up on MTV and watching all my idols [.] get this award, being the recipient is like - I can't even believe it".

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The MTV VMAs will be set at Radio City Music Hall and broadcast on August 20. She has also won two VMAs in the past - Best Dance Video in 2000 for "Waiting for Tonight" and Best Hip-Hop Video in 2002 for "I'm Real (Murder Remix)".

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