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Rihanna to receive MTV's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

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Rihanna to receive MTV's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Rihanna is to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28.

The 28-year-old pop star - who will also perform live at the show at Madison Square Garden in New York City - is set to be recognised for her "decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy," MTV explained.

Rihanna tweeted after the announcement: "Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28! (sic)"

Previous recipients of the coveted award include the likes of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Kanye West.

MTV explained: "Rihanna's unparalleled output of hits have spawned some of today's most memorable music videos from 'Umbrella' to 'We Found Love,' 'Diamonds' and her most recent collaboration with Drake on 'Work'."

The Bajan beauty has previously won two Video Music Awards and sold more than 61 million albums, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Rihanna is currently busy on her Anti World Tour and is reported to have recently spent as much as $21,000 a night on a hotel room.

The pop star is said to have splashed out the eye-watering sum during her stay stay in Vienna, Austria, where she performed as part of her Anti World Tour on Wednesday (10.08.16) evening.

She forked out the money to stay at the two-storey Royal Penthouse Suite at the city's Park Hyatt Hotel.

The plush living quarters at the hotel feature three kitchens, four bathrooms and a private gym, in addition to four terraces overlooking the Austrian capital.