Rihanna will join the ranks of Beyonce and Kanye West, by receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 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 big announcement.
The Pop Icon is also kicking off the show and is up for Best Female Video for “Work,” Best Male Video for her contributions with Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For” and two in the Best Collaboration category for the aforementioned hits.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 27, 2016
This year’s venue will be Madison Square Garden for the first time in VMA history. The VMAs will air live on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.