This Year’s MTV VMA Vanguard Award Goes To…

Jennifer Lopez. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (9686411ix)

Jennifer Lopez may not be your mama, but she is the recipient of this year’s Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The award, which was initiated in 1984 and renamed after Michael Jackson in 1991, is considered similar to that of a lifetime achievement award.

Previous winners have included the artist after whom it was named, The Beatles, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, U2, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and last year’s winner, Pink.

Come the 20th of August, Jenny from the Block will join their ranks, as well as getting loud on stage to rock Radio City Music Hall.

Despite being nominated for 22 VMAs in her time, Miss Lopez has only won twice. Though she can change that this year as her song Dinero has been nominated for Best Latin and Best Collaboration.

“It is amazing, honestly. Growing up on MTV and watching all my idols get this award… To be the recipient this year, I can’t even believe it. I’m so excited,” said Jennifer.

She definitely has our love!