MTV VMAs to honor Beyonce with Vanguard Award

The upcoming MTV VMAs are guaranteed to be a good night for Beyonce. She leads with eight nominations and is guaranteed to go home with at least one prize with Thursday’s announcement that she is to receive the lifetime acheivement award. And she is slated to perform during the kudocast, which will air across the MTV family of networks beginning at 9 pm on Aug. 24.

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The Video Vanguard award, named for Michael Jackson, has only been given out twice in the past decade: in 2011 to Britney Spears and last year to Justin Timberlake, who wowed with a 15-minute set prior to the presentation by Jimmy Fallon

Expect Beyonce to do similar double duties. She has stolen the show at several of these top-rated kudocasts over the years including sensational performances of “Ring the Alarm in 2006 and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” in 2009. Perhaps her most memorable moment was back in 2011 when she finished up her rendition of “Love on Top” by revealing she was pregnant.

Among her bids this year are Video of the Year as well as Collaboration of the Year for “Drunk in Love” with husband Jay-Z. She also contends for Female Video with “Partition,” which also reaped a choreography bid, while “Pretty Hurts” earned four creative nominations.  

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