Rihanna to Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

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.

Rihanna also has four VMA nominations: 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 will be headed to New York’s iconic venue Madison Square Garden for the first time in VMA history.

The VMAs air live on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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