August 11, 2016
Rihanna will be the recipient of the MTV Video Music Awards highest honor, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The VMA's Lifetime Achievement Award has recently gone to Kanye West and Beyoncé. She is also up for four other awards at the ceremony, two for "Work" and two for "This Is What You Came For" with Calvin Harris. In the past Rihanna has been nominated 30 plus times for Moonmen, winning three of them.
As she accepts an award focused on her music, the singer was recently announced as part of the cast for Ocean's 8, an all female film in the Ocean's heist movie franchise.
The VMAs will take place on August 28 at Madison Square Garden.