Jennifer Lopez: Icon Award Recipient at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer+Lopez+Backstage+iHeartRadio+Music+H3V0eWhSWtCldick clark productions and Billboard announced today that international music superstar Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the prestigious Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas onSUNDAY, MAY 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.

The Icon Awards is a lifetime achievement award and the ultimate honor.Jennifer is the 4thartist and the first woman, in the four years of its existence, to receive the award for their remarkable and enduring contribution to popular music.Past winners include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, and Prince.

Jennifer Lopez is one of the most iconic performers of her generation, said Larry Klein producer of the Billboard Music Awards.We are thrilled to honor her historic career with the 2014 Icon Award and will be on the edge of our seats like everyone else when she takes the stage.

Lopez will also take the stage with one of the nights finalists, Pitbull (Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Song), to debut the official anthem of this years FIFA World Cup, We Are One (Ole Ola). Closing her performance, Lopez will have another debut performance of her single, First Love, off her 10thalbum entitled AKA, which is set for release on June 17.

They join a lineup up of previously announced performers that include 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions.Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers.Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.For additional information on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards visit us atwww.billboardmusicawards.comor the Billboard hub

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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