It’s been 15 years since Jennifer Lopez released her first single, “If You Had My Love,” and in less than two weeks, her lasting impact on pop music will finally be formally recognized.
Lopez will be honored with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, airing Sunday, May 18 on ABC.
She is the fourth artist and first-ever woman to receive the award, joining past honorees Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince.
The 44-year-old mother of two spoke live Tuesday morning with Carson Daly about her latest accolade.
“You get the phone call and it’s kind of like, you know, you’re going to get the Billboard Icon Award. You’re the fourth person to get it…It’s kind of like, ‘Really? Okay, I’m showing up for that!'”