Pop star Pink will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, honoring her “trailblazing impact” on the music industry, fashion and pop culture, the network announced Tuesday.
She joins a list of past recipients that includes Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna, Guns N’ Roses, the Beastie Boys and, of course, the award’s namesake, Jackson.
In announcing the honor, MTV hailed Pink’s “boundary-breaking and rebellious nature” that has powered a 17-year career peppered with hits including “Don’t Let Me Get Me,” “Try” and “Trouble.”
“Pink’s signature vocals have transformed her into a fearless pop artist with an eclectic range allowing her to produce everything from a pop- rock song one day, to a soulful R&B song the next,” according to the network. “She is also known for lighting up the stage with her unparalleled acrobats and evocative live shows, dazzling audiences with her memorable performances.”
The network also recognized her philanthropic work on behalf of charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry.
Pink, 37, will receive the award during the VMA ceremony Aug. 27 at the Forum in Inglewood. Katy Perry will host the show.
–City News Service