Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez to debut FIFA World Cup Anthem, Lopez to get Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards are set to premiere on Sunday, May 18, 2014 From The MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC, and it was confirmed today that Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the prestigious Icon Award at the event. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.
The Icon Awards is a lifetime achievement award and the ultimate honor. Jennifer is the 4th artist 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 night’s finalists, Pitbull (Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Song), to debut the official anthem of this year’s FIFA World Cup, “We Are One (Ole Ola).” Closing her performance, Lopez will have another debut performance of her single, “First Love,” off her 10th album 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.