MTV announced today that singer Rihanna is getting honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The award is one of the prestigious award at the Video Music Awards to celebrate the career of an iconic artist.
The Bajan beauty will also hit the stage during the ceremony. Previously, she has won two VMA’s for both videos for the singles, “Umbrella” & “We Found Love” and this year, she is also nominated for Best Female Video and Best Collaboration for “Work” featuring Drake.
Here is what she said about the news:
“Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28!”
She now joins an elite list of past Vanguard recipients that includes Beyonce, Madonna, Kanye West, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. Make sure that you catch the 2016 Video Music Awards On Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 9 pm.