MTV today announced that global entertainer, singer-songwriter and philanthropist, BEYONCÉ, who leads the pack this year with eight VMA nominations, will join an exclusive list of artists who have received the legendary “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” as this year’s recipient.
Additionally, she will bring her unparalleled artistry to the 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” LIVE from The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday 24th August airing on MTV UK on 25th August at 9pm. As a performer, BEYONCÉ has delivered some of the most memorable performances in VMA history including the arresting and explosive “Ring the Alarm” in 2006, the anthemic “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” in 2009 and the unforgettable, surprise reveal during "Love On Top" in 2011.
BEYONCÉ’S triumphant return to the MTV VMA stage marks her fourth time performing on the loudest, most influential annual live celebration of music in the world. To download a photo of BEYONCÉ, click here. To view BEYONCÉ’S VMA promo, click here.
BEYONCÉ is continuously pushing and re-defining boundaries with her music and earlier this year, she raised the bar of innovation by unleashing her groundbreaking, self-titled visual album with 17 artistically captivating music videos from “Drunk in Love” to “Pretty Hurts.”
As both a solo artist and as a member of one of the most beloved, chart-topping groups in history, Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has won an astounding 11 “MTV Video Music Awards,” including “Video of the Year” in 2009 for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “Best Female” in 2007 for “Crazy in Love” ft. JAY Z. This year, she leads all nominees with eight nods including “Video of the Year,” “Best Female” and “Best Choreography.” Beyoncé will be presented with the highly coveted “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” joining a prestigious list of past recipients including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.
Fans can vote in VMA categories, including “Best Hip Hop,” “MTV Clubland,” “Best Video with a Social Message,” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com. Additionally, fans can vote for "MTV Artist To Watch," presented by Taco Bell®, by texting the nominee"s name to 22444 (standard message and data rates apply).
Nominees for a new socially voted category, “Best Lyric Video” will be announced at a later date on vma.mtv.com.