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Global Powerhouse Jennifer Lopez to Receive "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award" and Perform at the 2018 "VMAs" Airing Live on MTV Monday, August 20 at 9:00 PM ET/PT




MTV today announced that global superstar Jennifer Lopez will receive
the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award" at the 2018 MTV "VMAs." She
is also set to perform live at this year's show for the first time since
2001 and is nominated for two "VMAs" for her most recent single,
"Dinero." With a legacy that spawns over two decades, Lopez is one of
the most iconic and influential multi-hyphenates across music, film,
television, fashion, business and philanthropy.

Lopez joins a prestigious list of past Vanguard recipients that includes
Michael Jackson, Madonna, Guns N' Roses, Britney Spears, Justin
Timberlake, BEYONCÉ, Kanye West, Rihanna and P!nk.

The "VMAs" will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August
20 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
across MTV's global network of channels in more
than 180 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion
households around the world.

Since her first album, "On the 6," debuted in 1999, Lopez has
transformed the global music scene, including selling over 80 million
records worldwide, 40 million albums, 16 top 10 hit songs, and three #1
albums. In addition to her music, Lopez has made her mark in film and
television. Her films have grossed over $2.9 billion worldwide, five of
which opened at #1. Her portrayal of the Latin music
sensation "Selena" earned her widespread acclaim. Lopez' simultaneous
release of her second studio album "J.Lo" and her romantic comedy "The
Wedding Planner" paved the way for her to become the first woman to have
a number one album and film in the same week.

Lopez's production company Nuyorican Productions has produced numerous
film and television projects, including the box office hit "Boy Next
Door," Freeform's award-winning series "The Fosters," and the NBC hit
drama "Shades of Blue." In addition to starring in "Shades of Blue,"
Lopez also serves as an executive producer and a judge on NBC's hit
dance competition show "World of Dance." Lopez will next be seen
starring in and producing STX's upcoming feature film "Second Act,"
slated to release in November 2018, alongside Leah Remini, Milo
Ventimiglia and Vanessa Hudgens.

Furthermore, Lopez dedicates her time to support humanitarian causes.
Following Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
personally donated $1 million to humanitarian aid for Puerto Rico and
helped launch a humanitarian relief campaign, "Somos Una Voz," an effort
supported by celebrities to rush supplies to areas affected by Hurricane
Maria. Lopez and Rodriguez then organized a star studded telethon event
for disaster relief, "One Voice: Somos Live!," which raised over $35
million. In April 2018, Lopez was named one of TIME's "100 Most
Influential People."

Fans can vote for their favorites across 12 VMA categories, including
"Video of the Year," "Artist of the Year," "Best Collaboration" and more
by visiting
until Friday, August 10. Voting for the "Best New Artist" award,
presented by Taco Bell®, will remain active until the VMA broadcast.

MTV has teamed up with Amazon to release a skill for Alexa, the
cloud-based voice service, that will allow customers to vote for "Artist
of the Year." This marks the first time ever that a major awards show
has used Alexa for audience voting. To cast your vote, just say, "Alexa,
vote for the VMAs" on any Alexa-enabled device.

Bruce Gillmer and Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2018
"VMAs." Melanie Block serves as Executive in Charge of Production. Amani
Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music. Wendy Plaut is Executive in
Charge of Celebrity Talent.

Official sponsors of the 2018 "VMAs" include PEPSI®, Swiffer®, Taco
Bell® and truth®.

About MTV:

MTV is the leading youth media brand inspired by music, in nearly 180
countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over
350 million fans across all social media platforms. A unit of Viacom
Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA)), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks,
live events, and the new MTV Studios unit which produces original and
reimagined content for SVOD and linear networks based on MTV's library
of over 200+ youth titles and franchises.

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