This honor acknowledges Rihanna’s impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film, and philanthropy. The two-time VMA “Video of the Year” winner will be bestowed with the Vanguard honor during the live broadcast of the show from Madison Square Garden, during which she will also perform.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 11, 2016
Rihanna joins former Vanguard recipients including Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, and Kanye West. She is also the youngest solo artist to score 14 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Tune into the show on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. EST.