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Rihanna to receive top honour for impact on music and pop culture at MTV Video Music Awards

TOP HONOUR: Rihanna

TOP HONOUR: Rihanna

RIHANNA WILL join the the likes of Beyoncé and Kanye West will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28.

The 28-year-old will be honoured for her “decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy,”MTV said in a statement today (Aug 11).

“Rihanna’s unparalleled output of hits have spawned some of today’s most memorable music videos from ‘Umbrella’ to ‘We Found Love,’ ‘Diamonds’ and her most recent collaboration with Drake on ‘Work,’ MTV added.

Following the big announcement, Rihanna tweeted: “Honoured to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28!”

Rihanna, who is currently on her Anti World Tour, has previously won two Video Music Awards and sold more than 61 million albums.

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