A BIG congratulations going out to Rihanna – it was announced today that the singer will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards!
She shared the good news on her Twitter and Instagram accounts earlier today…
Rihanna is up for two awards at the VMAs this year including ‘Best Female Video’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for her song ‘Work’ featuring Drake. Rihanna will also perform at the awards show.
Rihanna has seen a lot of success over the course of her 11-year career. She dropped her eighth studio album ‘Anti’ back in January and has since been on her ‘Anti World Tour’ in support of it. As of today, she’s sold more than 61 MILLION albums and 215 MILLION tracks!! She has also taken home 8 Grammy awards and 14 Billboard Music Awards!
Rihanna now joins a long list of superstars who’ve received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Past recipients include Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kanye West, and Madonna to name a few.
The VMAs will air live from Madison Square Garden in NYC on Sunday, August 28th at 9 pm!
Will you be watching?