Jennifer Lopez will receive an oeuvre award this year at the MTV Video Music Awards; the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.


The 49-year-old Lopez sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Three of her albums reached the number 1 position in the United States alone. In addition, she played in many films, which together yielded nearly 3 billion dollars (more than 2.5 billion euros).

As a winner of the oeuvre award the singer also performs during the presentation of the Video Music Awards on 20 August in New York. It is the first time she has been on stage since 2001. She has also been nominated for two VMAs with her recent single Dinero .

Among the earlier Vanguard winners are Michael Jackson himself and other artists such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Rihanna and Pink.