Kanye West To Receive 2015 Video Vanguard Award At MTV VMAs
August 25, 2015 at 12:36 PM (PT)
Maybe TAYLOR SWIFT should get ready to rush the stage.
KANYE WEST will receive the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS' highest honor, the “MICHAEL JACKSON Video Vanguard Award,” for his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture. The award will be presented during the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” that will air live on SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th at 9p (ET/PT).
From his trilogy of videos for “Jesus Walks,” to the mind-bending animation of “Heartless,” to the arresting imagery of “Bound 2,” WEST has pushed boundaries and delivered something new with every successive video.
West is also known for some of the most visually stunning VMA performances to date including, 2013’s “Blood on the Leaves,” “Otis” with JAY Z in 2011, the innovative, theatrical staging and visuals of “Runaway” in 2010, his performance debut with auto-tune on “Love Lockdown” in 2008, the hugely-influential, DAFT PUNK-sampling “Stronger” and “Good Life” with T-PAIN in 2007; the mega-hit “Gold Digger” featuring JAMIE FOXX in 2005, and his VMA debut performance with a medley of “Jesus Walks/All Falls Down/Through The Wire” featuring CHAKA KHAN in 2004.
With this honor, WEST joins the prestigious list of past Vanguard recipients including MICHAEL JACKSON, MADONNA, PETER GABRIEL, GUNS N' ROSES, BEASTIE BOYS, BRITNEY SPEARS, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and BEYONCÉ.
The 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air across MTV's global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.