Jennifer Lopez, living icon, is your 2018 VMA Video Vanguard

1 August 2018

Prepare to "get loud" for Jennifer Lopez — the iconic superstar will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

Lopez will join the ranks of fellow trailblazers like P!nk, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Madonna with the coveted prize, which honors an artist's remarkable body of work.

For Lopez — who will also perform live at the awards show — that means celebrating almost 20 years of hits, from 1999's 'If You Had My Love' all the way up to this year's 'El Anillo'.

Her diverse videography encompasses some of the most memorable visuals of the 21st century: the Flashdance-inspired 'Get Right', the millennium rager 'Waiting for Tonight', and, of course, the fame-flexing 'Jenny From the Block'.

This will be Lopez's third VMA trophy — 'Waiting for Tonight' won Best Dance Video in 2000, and two years later, 'I'm Real' earned Best Hip-Hop Video.

The singer, actress, and producer has blessed the VMA red carpet nine times since 1998, and she hit the stage for the first time in 2001 for a super steamy performance with Ja Rule (as pictured above).

And rest assured, Lopez's VMA history is far from over. Aside from her Video Vanguard honor, she's nominated twice at this year's show — 'Dinero', her bilingual banger with DJ Khaled and Cardi B, is up for Best Collaboration and Best Latin.

On top of that, the Bronx native will hit the stage for what's sure to be an explosive live performance on her NYC home turf. We've dreamed of this J. Lo/VMA love for so long...


All the music action does not end here — stay tuned at 10pm after the encore screening to catch the premiere of MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay! Catch the likes of Nick Jonas, CL, Alessia Cara and more performing on the Hyperplay stage, along with more exclusive content from that magical weekend.

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will begin with the red carpet pre-show at 8am, followed by the awards ceremony at 9am.

Encore timings are at 7pm for the red carpet pre-show and 8pm for the awards ceremony. (All timings stated for SG/MY/PH)

Category:

latest news

Listen to Ariana Grande's newest single, 'Imagine'

Music

Evans, Hemsworth, Pine, or Pratt: which Chris reigned supreme in 2018?

Celebrities

Chris Pratt and Tom Holland are taking their heroics to Pixar

Movie

Contest: Win tix to catch KYLE live in Singapore!

Contest

Zayn drops yet another new song, and it’s his most upbeat one in ages

Music

Camila Cabello updates fans on new music: “I am already peeing myself”

Music

Troye Sivan will bring the Bloom tour to Asia

Music

Here's why we need to talk about World AIDS Day

Lifestyle