Rihanna to Receive Video Vanguard Honor at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Rihanna to Receive Video Vanguard Honor at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

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Rihanna will be presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. It is the most prestigious honor given to an artist at the annual event.

The pop/R&B powerhouse is being recognized for her 10-year impact in the music, fashion and film worlds as well as her philanthropic endeavors. On top of that, RiRi will also perform at the VMAs.

Rihanna adds to the list of worthy recipients of this coveted award, which includes Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and many others.

Rihanna is also up for four awards, including Best Female Video for “Work” featuring Drake. During her career, the 28-year-old singer has garnered over 30 VMAs nominations, winning only three of them.

Fellow superstar Beyonce leads the pack of nominees with a career best of 11 nods for her visual album, Lemonade. Among Queen Bey’s noms include Best Female Video for “Hold Up” and Video of the Year for “Formation.”

Meanwhile, Adele nabbed eight mentions, while Drake grabbed six nominations, including Best Hip-Hop Video for “Hotline Bling.”

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9PM ET. You can vote for your favorite artists at vma.mtv.com.

 

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