Hollywood actress and singer Jennifer Lopez has added another feather in her cap. The star singer is all set to receive the ‘Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award’ at the prestigious 2018 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA).
Jennifer took to her twitter handle to express her delight of bagging the award
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) July 31, 2018
The previous winners of this much sought after Vanguard award include the likes of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce to name a few.
Apart from receiving the coveted award, the ‘On the Floor’ singer will also perform live for the first time at the awards since 2001, reported Variety.
She has also been nominated for her recent song ‘Dinero’. JLo holds the record of selling over 80 million records worldwide along with three numero uno albums in her list of accomplishments.
She holds the distinct record of becoming the first woman to have a number one album and a film in the same week after releasing her second album ‘J. Lo’ and movie ‘The Wedding Planner’.
The award is presented to music performers in accordance with their accomplishments in the music and film industry. It was renamed in 1991 in honour of Pop king Michael Jackson.
For her first leading role in the 1997 Selena biopic of the same name, Lopez received a Golden Globe nomination and became the first Latin actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She went on to star in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), later establishing herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood.