Praise Yeezus! Kanye West To Be Awarded The VMA Vanguard Award
Yeezy's getting this year's big accolade...
Joining the likes of Bey, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, MJ and more, Yeezy receives the honour for his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture.
Throughout his career, West has blended musical and visual artistry to powerful effect. From his trilogy of videos for 'Jesus Walks,' to the mind-bending animation of 'Heartless,' to the arresting imagery of 'Bound 2,' he’s pushed boundaries and delivered something new with every successive video.
In short, he's pretty awesome.
This year's VMA, which you can see on MTV UK on Monday 31st August from 8pm, will be hosted by Miley Cyrus and will feature The Weeknd's first televised performance of 'Can't Feel My Face'.
Taylor Swift leads this year's nominations with nine Moonmen in her sights, but Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé follow close behind with six and five respectively.
Stay tuned this week for more exciting VMA announcements!