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Joining the ranks of Beyonce and Kanye West, Rihanna will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award when the moon men are handed out at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28.
“Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28!” she tweeted following the big announcement.
The pop phenom has been known to shock and awe in her visuals, from the crime drama that played out in her 2015 short film for “Bitch Better Have My Money” to the bad romance in her fiery clip for 2011’s Calvin Harris collaboration “We Found Love.” Whether she’s keeping it sexy or turning all the way up, her YouTube page has raked in over 9.6 billion views.
Riri has also bagged four VMA nods: best female video for the Drake-assisted “Work,” best male video for her contributions to Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For” and two in the best collaboration category for the aforementioned hits.
The awards ceremony is headed to New York’s iconic venue Madison Square Garden for the first time in VMA history. The VMAs will air live on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28! pic.twitter.com/Yk0RMH2ODr
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 11, 2016
This story first appeared on billboard.com
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