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J.Lo is taking her superstar status to new levels – the singer is set to receive the Icon Award at the 2014  Billboard Music Awards.

The awards show will take place on May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In addition to receiving the prestigious award, Lopez will be performing the official FIFA World Cup , “We Are One (Ole Ola)”, with Pitbull. She will also be performing a song from her new studio album scheduled for release on June 17.

The Icon Award is considered the BBMA’s top honor. Lopez will be the first female recipient, and joins just four other artists on the list of former recipients: Prince, Neil Diamond, and Stevie Wonder (talk about good company).

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

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