Rihanna to Receive Major Honor at MTV Video Music Awards

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Forget that bitch having to give Rihanna her money.

MTV is about to give Rihanna a significant honor.

Rihanna for MTV

The cable network announced today that Rihanna will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

She will also perform during the ceremony, which airs live from Madison Square Garden on August 28 at 8/7c.

A two-time VMA Video of the Year recipient, along with the youngest solo artist to score earn 14 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna was an obvious choice for this prestigious trophy.

Past Vanguard honorees have included Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Kanye West.

Rihanna: Boozing It Up

As she has for a significant portion of her 11 years in the business, Rihanna has been atop the music charts of late.

She dropped her eighth studio album, ANTI, in January.

From there, her latest string of hits include "Needed Me," "Love on the Brain" and "Kiss It Better."

Last month, meanwhile, Rihann released a collaboration with Calvin Harris, "This Is What You Came For," which led to a feud between Harris and Taylor Swift after the latter took credit for writing it.

But Rihanna remained above the fray.

She never commented on that awkward argument between exes.

On her own personal front, Rihanna has been linked romantically to Drake.

Yes, again. But insiders say these two really are dating this time around. For serious.

Aside from her Twerking ability, meanwhile, Rihanna has built up quite a following since hitting the music scene in 2005.

Twerk It, Rihanna

She has sold more than 61 million albums and 215 million tracks.

Additionally, she's taken home eight Grammy awards and 14 Billboard Music Awards.

Do you think she's worthy of this lifetime achievement award?

Or are you happy as long as it goes to anyone not named Taylor Swift?

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Rihanna Biography

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Rihanna is a young, hot and successful R&B singer who hails from the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is an artist signed to Def Jam... More »
Born
Birthplace
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

Rihanna