Jennifer Lopez VMAs countdown music video facts

Jennifer Lopez's epic VMAs Countdown: All the never-before-told stories behind her music videos!

Jennifer Lopez is counting down the days to MTV’s 2018 Video Music Awards. Between having two nominations for her hit single Dinero, being slated to perform live at the event for the first time since 2001 and receiving the esteemed Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, we don’t blame the 49-year-old superstar for her excitement. For the past week, J.Lo has been lighting up her social media accounts with rare details about her favorite music videos that she's done. “Only 1️ week left til #VMAs and I’m feeling nostalgic!” she told her Instagram followers on August 14. “I’m sharing some of my favorite video moments from the last 20 years…”

Scroll down to see the music videos that made her countdown!

Expensive fact! J.Lo wore $4.5 miilion worth of Tiffany and Co. jewelry in her Dinero music video Photo: VEVO

The first video Jennifer really opened up about was Waiting for Tonight. “It was the second video I ever did,” she wrote. “‘If You Had My Love’ was first.” She revealed that it was a milestone experience for her as it was “the first time I went into the editing room and sat side by side with the editor, Dustin." The mom-of-two added: "That’s when I realized the magic of editing. Since then, I’ve been involved in the editing of all my videos.”

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It seems the videos’ creative direction was steered by an unstable wave of fear that ran through the world at the time. “WFT is one of my all-time favorites because it stands the test of time,” she continued to say. “It was 1999, just about to be 2000 or Y2K--everyone thought the world was going to crash, so the director Francis Lawrence and I just threw the ultimate rave in a rainforest!!”

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Other videos that made the cut so far were I’m Real, On the Floor, I’m Glad and, of course, Jenny from the Block. We can’t wait to see her final choice! Catch up on her juicy countdown below before the 2018 VMAs air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT:

 

 

2️⃣ days till #vmas...this was the first video and single off my album “This Is Me...Then”. It was probably my most personal album ever...and honestly my favorite album I’ve done so far...I just loved the sound of it and the sentiments...At that time I truly realized that being an artist meant you have to be vulnerable and bare your heart and soul...it takes courage to do that...to really show who you are at any given moment in time...and this was me then... completely. And one of the things that was important for me to remind everyone of in that moment was who I am and who I will always be...don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got I’m still I’m still...JENNY FROM THE BLOCK. #nomatterwhereIgoIknowwhereIcamefrom #VMAs #videovanguard #thisismenow #humbledandgrateful

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3️⃣ days til #VMAs Monday night...”I’m Glad” was directed by David LaChapelle. I’d always wanted to work with him... so I reached out and said I had this new song and I wanted it to be a dance video...after he heard it he said we should do “Flashdance”... I said “OK...so like inspired by the movie?” He says “No, exactly like the movie!” LOL! “Oohh...ok”, I said...SO WE DID IT!...We had so much fun recreating the scenes and the styles and putting it to my music!! I was SO into it in one setup, I was just doing the MOST, dancing so hard that I threw out my neck!! We had to stop production and come back 10 days later to finish it!!! Oh well, all’s well that ends well...here’s a lil taste. #strollingdownvideomemorylane #MTV #videovanguard #oncloud9 #humbled #grateful

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Only 1️⃣ week left til #VMAs and I’m feeling nostalgic! I’m sharing some of my favorite video moments from the last 20 years…this is WAITING FOR TONIGHT….it was the second video I ever did, “If You Had My Love” was first. It was also the first time I went into the editing room and sat side by side with the editor, Dustin. That’s when I realized the magic of editing. Since then, I’ve been involved in the editing of all my videos. WFT is one of my all-time favorites because it stands the test of time, it was 1999, just about to be 2000 or Y2K--everyone thought the world was going to crash, so the director Francis Lawrence and I just threw the ultimate rave in a rainforest!! #vmas #mtv #videovanguard #1999

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5️⃣4️⃣3️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ 💋Countdown to the #VMAs

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