MTV has announced that Kanye West will be presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV VMAs show on 30th August.
MTV says, Kanye has more than earned this honor, after years of releasing groundbreaking music and accompanying videos that have always pushed the envelope. From “Through the Wire,” to “Runaway” and “Bound 2,” his creative depths have never ceased to amaze us, and some could argue that his videos are complete masterpieces in their own right.
The Video Vanguard Award, also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, is given to musicians who have made a profound effect on the MTV culture, honoring an artist’s body of work.
Beyonce picked up the award in 2014.