Beyoncé to Receive Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at MTV VMAs
Beyoncé was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Vanguard award, which is given to a performer who’s “made an incredible and long-lasting impact on pop culture.” Previous recipients of the Vanguard Award include Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. The former Destiny’s Child singer is also set to perform at during the awards show.
The honor comes on the heels of the bombshell release of her self-titled fifth studio album. Beyoncé was released online in December surprising fans and music critics alike. The album became the fastest-selling in iTunes Store history and features four hit singles, including her collaboration with husband Jay Z, “Drunk in Love.”
Mrs. Carter World Show Tour, covering Time mag’s 100 Most Influential People Issue and currently earning a reported $4 million per show fee for performing in the On the Run Tour with Jay.
Her personal life, on the other hand, has been under constant attack with numerous reports that her marriage is in crisis. Most recently, Us Weekly claimed she and Jay Z are living “separately” while on tour, and may not make it to their final shows scheduled for Paris, France in September.
2014 MTV VMAs August 24th at 9 p.m. on MTV.