ON AUGUST 20th Missy Elliott will be the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award live on air on MTV at 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26.
This year’s event will be hosted by comedian, actor and author Sebastian Maniscalco, live from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
“Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” said Bruce Gillmer, MTVInternational co-brand head and Viacom music and music talent head. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”
Elliott, a five-time Grammy Award winner and the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has sold more than 30 million records worldwide, thanks to hits like “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On” and “WTF (Where They From).” She is the only female rapper to have six studio albums certified platinum.