Top 10 past winners of the MTV Video Vanguard Award

By Elizabeth Learned,

The MTV Video Vanguard Award, also known as the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, is an achievement that is handed out to music artists who have made great achievements over their career in the music industry. Since 1984, many incredible musicians and video directors have received this award because of their ability to create stirring videos and music that capture and retain fans for years to come.

It was just announced that singer Beyoncé would be this year’s Video Vanguard winner. The singer also has other nominations in place for the MTV Video Music Awards in eight categories. On Aug. 24, she will be presented with the award when the ceremony airs and she will also perform for the fans in the audience.

Over the years, many winners have been named for this award and it has also been given out by other names, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In honor of the amazing artists who have come far in the industry, we are counting down the top 10 winners of the MTV Video Vanguard Award.

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