JENNIFER LOPEZ TO RECEIVE "THE PEOPLE'S ICON OF 2020" AWARD AT THE "E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS" ON NOVEMBER 15
Recognition Will Honor the PCA Award-Winner for Her Contributions to Music, Film, Television, and Fashion
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 30, 2020 - Today, E! announced that entertainment powerhouse Jennifer Lopez will receive "The People's Icon" award at the 2020 "E! People's Choice Awards." PCA award-winner and six-time nominee, Lopez will be honored for her iconic performances both on stage and on screen, including her award-winning 2020 Super Bowl halftime performance and lead role in the critically acclaimed film, "Hustlers." The 2020 "E! People's Choice Awards" will broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA on Sunday, November 15 from 9:00-11:00pm ET/PT.
"Jennifer Lopez has an unmatched global appeal and for more than two decades, has given us some of the most iconic, unforgettable performances of all time," said Jen Neal, General Manager, E! News, Live Events & Lifestyle Digital. "For paving the way for artists around the world and single-handedly increasing Latinx representation in music, film, television, and fashion, we're honoring Jennifer Lopez with 'The People's Icon of 2020.'"
An actor, singer, film and television producer, fashion designer, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Jennifer Lopez has proven that she can do it all. Since Lopez's first album in 1999 she has sold over 75 million records worldwide, including 40 million albums, 16 top 10 hit songs and three #1 albums. Jennifer's latest movie, "Hustlers," premiered to rave reviews securing Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, SAG Awards, Independent Spirit Award, and NAACP Image Award nominations; she will next appear in "Marry Me" in 2021 co-starring Owen Wilson and Maluma. Earlier this year her Super Bowl halftime performance netted over 102 million viewers. Lopez also continued to dominate the fashion world in 2020 as the face of several brands, including Versace, Coach, Guess, and DSW. In addition to her work in film, television, and music, Lopez dedicates her time to several humanitarian causes and in April 2018, Lopez was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People.
The "E! People's Choice Awards" will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 15 starting at 9:00pm ET/PT. Additional information about the awards including press credentials, honorees, performers and more will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2020 "E! People's Choice Awards" are produced by Den of Thieves with Executive Producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.
ABOUT E! ENTERTAINMENT
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Bellas," "The Bradshaw Bunch," "Botched," "E! True Hollywood Story," and topical series "The Soup." "E! News" is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. The brand's programming slate includes "Daily Pop," "Nightly Pop" and digital shows: "E! News' The Rundown" and "BingE! Club" on Snapchat, and "Close Up by E! News" on Quibi. E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and the "E! People's Choice Awards" celebrates the best in pop culture and is the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of the NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
ABOUT DEN OF THIEVES
Den of Thieves (DoT) is a television live event, scripted and non-scripted production company founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. Since its inception, DoT has become one of the most highly regarded and sought-after production companies in the industry. DoT is the production company responsible for producing the MTV Video Music Awards for the past 13 consecutive years, while also holding Executive Producer credits for Netflix's "Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour" concert special, E! Network's People's Choice Awards and "Live from the Red Carpet" awards seasons specials, Quibi's "The Rachel Hollis Show," MTV's virtual "Promathon" event, YouTube Originals #MoveWithMe global dance event, the MTV Movie Awards, the iHeartRadio Music Awards for Turner Broadcasting, ABC's "The Gong Show" and Ken Jeong's Netflix comedy special "You Complete Me, Ho," to name a few. Aside from spearheading some of the world's leading premier event shows and specials, DoT is the name behind the production of comedy specials and documentaries for Netflix, Comedy Central, and Apple among others. Beyond that, DoT also produced the multi-network broadcast of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief in September 2017, in addition to the digital stream of the historic March for Our Lives rally in March 2018.