Missy Elliott To Receive MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Despite rumours that MTV would change the name of its prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, or not present it this year, the trophy — with that name — will indeed go to a deserving recipient this year.  Missy Elliott will receive the honour at the 2019 MTV VMAs, will air live August 26 from Newark, NJ at 8 p.m.  She will celebrate by performing live on the telecast for the first time since 2003.  “Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” said MTV executive Bruce Gillmer. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”  The only female rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Missy has won five Grammys and sold 30 million records worldwide.  Past winners of the Video Vanguard award include Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Pink.

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