Beyoncé To Receive MTV VMA’s Video Vanguard Award

MTV has announced that that Beyoncé will perform at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and will be awarded with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which has been given to artists like Madonna, the Beastie Boys, U2, George Michael, and Janet Jackson in the past. Last year, Justin Timberlake won the award and performed a medley of his greatest hits. The singer is also nominated for eight awards this year, split between three videos: “Drunk In Love,” “Partition,” and “Pretty Hurts.” Beyoncé joins already announced performers Taylor Swift, Usher, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and Maroon 5. The VMAs air on 8/24 and you can still vote for your favorites.

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