*Rihanna will take her place alongside Beyonce and Kanye West as the latest recipient of MTV’s coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28.
“Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28!,” she tweeted following the announcement.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 11, 2016
Rihanna has also earned four VMA nominations: Best Female Video for the Drake-featured “Work,” Best Male Video for her contributions to Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For” and two in the Best Collaboration category for the aforementioned hits.
The awards ceremony will take place for the first time in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
MTV will air it live on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.