NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: Rihanna attends the Altuzarra show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Spring Studios on September 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
This Sunday, MTV will be hosting the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, aka the MTV VMA’s, where Rihanna will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. This award is MTV’s highest honor, which acknowledges Riri’s decade long impact on the music industry, pop culture, fashion, film, & philanthropy. Previous winners include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce, Kanye West, & Britney Spears. “Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28!” she tweeted after the news broke. Rihanna’s career include 2 Video of the Year awards won at he VMA’s for “We Found Love” & “Umbrella”, making her the only female artist whose ever won twice. She scored a total of 3 VMA’s & is up to win 4 more this year, as well as taking home 8 Grammy’s. She’s had 14 #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as winning 14 Billboard Music Awards. She’s collaborated on 61 tracks with other artists, such as Drake, Kanye West, Jayz, & Chris Brown.With numbers like that, it’s not a surprise MTV would bestow such an honor on her! Make sure to tune-in to the 2016 MTV VMAs on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at 9:00 p.m.