After weeks of names like Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, and more swirled around the rumor mill, MTV has finally confirmed this year’s recipient of the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award will be none other than Jennifer Lopez.
Interviewing with MTV host Sway Calloway, J-Lo was on air when the announcement broke. Easily the VMA’s biggest honor, the Vanguard Award – designed to honor artists who have advanced the music video needle – was named after Michael Jackson in 1991. Past recipients include the likes of Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Rihanna, Madonna, and Beyonce.
A much deserved win for J.Lo, whose nearly two decade long music career has seen her sell over 80 million records while topping the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 multiple times over her illustrious career, the singer is reportedly set to perform at the event as well.
See all the action when it happens live on August 20th.