Rihanna To Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award At 2016 MTV VMAs
August 11, 2016 at 11:55 AM (PT)
RIHANNA will receive the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS' highest honor, when she's presented with the MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD for her decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy. She will perform during the ceremony live from NEW YORK's MADISON SQUARE GARDEN on SUNDAY, AUGUST 28th at 9p ET/PT).
Two-time VMA “Video of the Year” winner and the youngest solo artist to score 14 chart-topping singles on the BILLBOARD HOT 100 -- the fastest ever to do so -- RIHANNA ’has spawned some of the most memorable music videos, from “Umbrella” to “We Found Love,” “Diamonds” and her most recent collaboration with DRAKE on “Work.”
RIHANNA joins the prestigious list of past VANGUARD recipients including MICHAEL JACKSON, MADONNA, PETER GABRIEL, GUNS N' ROSES, BEASTIE BOYS, BRITNEY SPEARS, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, BEYONCE and KANYE WEST.
The 28-year-old is the “Best Selling Digital Artist of All Time," with more than 100 million [RIAA] gold and platinum song certifications” and an eight-time GRAMMY winner. Aside from her musical achievements, RIHANNA is a successful business woman with multiple entrepreneurial ventures.
With over 81 million FACEBOOK fans, 64 million TWITTER and 42 million INSTAGRAM followers, RIHANNA is putting her influence to good use via additional philanthropic efforts. Chief among these is her own CLARA LIONEL FOUNDATION. Established in 2012 and named after her grandparents, the foundation works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture.