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Jennifer Lopez to receive lifetime achievement honor at the Billboard Music Awards

She will be the fourth artist to receive the Icon Award after Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince.

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Karen Butler
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez attends the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on April 12, 2014. The GLAAD Media Awards bring celebrities, corporate partners, media professionals, and young adults together in support of GLAADÕs mission to amplify the voice of the LGBT community and achieve full equality. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez attends the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on April 12, 2014. The GLAAD Media Awards bring celebrities, corporate partners, media professionals, and young adults together in support of GLAADÕs mission to amplify the voice of the LGBT community and achieve full equality. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

LAS VEGAS, May 5 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is to be presented with a lifetime achievement honor at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards ceremony, ABC announced Monday.

Lopez is the fourth artist and the first woman to receive the Icon Award for their contributions to popular music. Past winners include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince.

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"Jennifer Lopez is one of the most iconic performers of her generation," Larry Klein, producer of the Billboard Music Awards telecast, said in a statement. "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 2014 Billboard Music Awards show is to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas May 18.

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