Fresh off the release of her eighth album ‘Anti’, singer Rihanna is to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28. The 28-year-old, who will also perform live at the show in New York City, will be recognised for her “decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy”, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“Honoured to take the VMAs stage as your Video Vanguard Award recipient live from NYC on August 28,” Rihanna tweeted. Previous recipients of the award include stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Kanye West.
“Rihanna’s unparalleled output of hits have spawned some of today’s most memorable music videos from ‘Umbrella’ to ‘We found love,’ ‘Diamonds’ and her most recent collaboration with Drake on ‘Work’,” MTV officials said.
Rihanna has previously won two Video Music Awards and sold more than 61 million albums. The singer is currently busy on her Anti World Tour.
In September, she’ll headline both Philadelphia’s Made in America Festival and New York City’s Global Citizen Festival.