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Following in the footsteps of Beyoncé and Kanye West, Rihanna will be honored at this year's MTV Video Music Awards with the illustrious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Aug. 28.

"Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28!," she tweeted.


MTV's highest honor is given to those artists who push visual boundaries when it comes to their music videos—of course, with the help of some of the top video directors out there.

The Vanguard is MTV's version of a lifetime-achievement award and was first given to David Bowie in 1984. It was renamed after Michael Jackson in 1991.

On top of the Vanguard, Rihanna is also up for four other awards, including Best Female Video for "Work," Best Male Video for her appearance in Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For" and two in the Best Collaboration category for the same songs.


The VMAs air live on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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