There seems to be no stopping superstar Rihanna these days, as her schedule is busier than ever with accolades to boot. The latest reason Riri should be smiling from ear to ear is because it was just announced that she will be the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s VMAs.
The Video Vanguard Award is the highest honor that one can receive from the VMA ceremony, an award which was named after the legendary Michael Jackson for his unmatched contribution to music videos, with past winners including Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Kanye West and Beyoncé. In addition to receiving the honor at the 2016 ceremony, Rihanna is also slated to perform.
Variety has a few more details about Rihanna’s recognition from the VMAs:
A two-time VMA video of the year winner, Rihanna, at 28, is the youngest solo artist to score 14 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. She also reached that milestone in the fastest amount of time. The songstress has sold more than 61 million albums and 215 million tracks worldwide. The eight-time Grammy Award winner also has 14 Billboard Music Awards, among other accolades.
Fans can vote for their favorites in VMA categories including video of the year, best male video, best female video, and more by visiting vma.mtv.com.
It’s still pretty early for all of the scheduled performers at the VMAs to be announced, but expect to hear more superstars added to the line-up in the coming weeks, as well as a few surprises. The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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