Jennifer Lopez received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to recognize her career in pop at the MTV VMA’s on Monday night.
Lopez’s performance dazzled viewers at home, providing a reminder of why she has remained a powerful force in music for more than two decades. Lopez is the first Latin artist to receive the award.
Lopez has been nominated for 23 VMA Moonman statues, and has won twice. In 2000, she took home Best Dance Video for “Waiting For Tonight.” In 2002, “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” won Best Hip-Hop Video. Lopez’s performance was a medley of her best-known hits. Some of those hits include “I’m Glad,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “Get Right,” “If You Had My Love,” “Let’s Get Loud” and, of course,” Jenny From The Block.”
Lopez’s next big project is Second Act, co-starring Vanessa Hudgens and Milo Ventimiglia. The romantic comedy opens in theaters on Wednesday, November 21.
The most recent recipients of the Video Vanguard award are Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna. Last year’s winner was Pink.
2?? days till #vmas…this was the first video and single off my album “This Is Me…Then”. It was probably my most personal album ever…and honestly my favorite album I’ve done so far…I just loved the sound of it and the sentiments…At that time I truly realized that being an artist meant you have to be vulnerable and bare your heart and soul…it takes courage to do that…to really show who you are at any given moment in time…and this was me then… completely. And one of the things that was important for me to remind everyone of in that moment was who I am and who I will always be…don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got I’m still I’m still…JENNY FROM THE BLOCK. #nomatterwhereIgoIknowwhereIcamefrom #VMAs #videovanguard #thisismenow #humbledandgrateful