Haute 100 LA Update: Jennifer Lopez to Receive Icon Award at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez
Courtesy of Getty Images for Topshop

Jennifer Lopez will be honored as an entertainment industry icon at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

On May 18, the 44-year-old entertainer will accept her award during a live ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Sin City.

The Icon Awards is a lifetime achievement award, and Jennifer is the fourth artist and the first woman, in the four years of its existence, to receive the award for her contribution to pop 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.”

The American Idol judge will also perform during the event alongside one of the ceremony’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.

Lopez and Pitbull 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.

To see the full Los Angeles list, click here.

Like Haute Living Los Angeles? Join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @HauteLivingMag.