Rihanna is the 2016 MTV VMA Vanguard Recipient

MTV has announced that pop/R&B sensation Rihanna will be the recipient of this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. She will join the rank of other past honorees have such as Michael Jackson himself, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Kanye West.

Rihanna is one of the most prominent stars of the ’00’s, setting trends and creating her own style that the masses follow. Her music has consistently shattered charts and the music videos along with them have only boosted her star power. It’ll be interesting to find out what songs she will perform as she takes the stage to accept her award. Rihanna has earned the prestigious moonman thanks to more than a decade’s worth of iconic videos, including the clips for “Umbrella,” “We Found Love,” and “Bitch Better Have My Money.”

The 2016 MTV VMAs will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET. Check out the full list of nominees here.

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