Rihanna to Receive Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs


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Rihanna to be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s VMAs.

The 2016 VMA’s is shaping up to be a big one. After much speculation that Britney will perform on the stage, news broke this morning that Rihanna will receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s music event.

Rihanna took to Twitter this morning to share the news with her fans. The singer revealed she’ll grace the stage (performance?) to accept the award.


RiRi joins the list of other music icons such as Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Janet Jackson in receiving the award. Through her blazing imagery throughout the past decade, Rihanna has set herself apart from her peers to deliver some great visuals to coincide with her music.

Rihanna previously won Video of the Year in 2012 with “We Found Love,” and this year she is nominated for Best Female Video (“Work”) and Best Collaboration (“Work” and “This Is What You Came For”).

Be sure to watch Rihanna and more stars at the 2016 Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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