Rihanna to receive MTV's top honour

Rihanna will receive MTV's top honour at the next VMAs ceremony.
Rihanna will receive MTV's top honour at the next VMAs ceremony.

Rihanna's work work work work work work is being honoured at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV announced that the 28-year-old pop star, who released her first album in 2005, will earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the August 28 show in New York City.

Rihanna will also perform at the awards show.

Her hits and highly viewed music videos include Umbrella, We Found Love and Work.

She has won the VMA for video of the year twice.

Past recipients of the Video Vanguard Award include Madonna, Guns N' Roses, Peter Gabriel, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West.

The VMAs will air live from Madison Square Garden. Beyonce is the leading nominee with 11, followed by Adele, who is up for 8 moon men.

- AP

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