Rihanna to perform and receive top honor at MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna’s work work work work work work is being honored at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV announced Thursday that the 28-year-old pop star, who released her first album in 2005, will earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the Aug. 28 show in New York City. Rihanna will also perform at the awards show.

Her hits and highly viewed music videos include “Umbrella,” ”We Found Love” and “Work.” She has won the VMA for video of the year twice.

Past recipients of the Video Vanguard Award include Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Peter Gabriel, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West.

The VMAs will air live from Madison Square Garden. Beyonce is the leading nominee with 11, followed by Adele, who is up for 8 moon men.




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