Rihanna to be Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at 2016 MTV VMAs

Rihanna is to receive MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in this year’s Video Music Awards!

MTV’s lifetime achievement award, mostly known as the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award”, is the highest honour given to an artist at the annual Video Music Awards. The prestigious award was previously won by iconic artists like Kanye West, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. According to MTV, the award reflects an artist’s impact not just on music but on pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy.

In the annual MTV VMAs, to be held on August 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York, Rihanna is next in line to receive the highest honour. Not only will she be awarded, but Rihanna will also be performing at the awards show!

The iconic artist expressed her excitement through Twitter and announced the great news to her fans.

On the other hand, a new award will be introduced on this year’s show and it is the first time that the VMAs is happening at the famous garden arena! So many firsts for this year huh?

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Written by CelebMix