The 48-year-old rapper, born Melissa Arnett Elliott, in Porstmouth, Virginia, has received seven VMAs throughout her musical profession and has been nominated for 41 extra.
MTV partnered with Pepsi to honor Elliott with fan movies through the present, which can air on MTV, from the Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J., at eight p.m. ET on August 26.
The community can also be making ready an rising museum with iconic movies of Elliott in New York Metropolis from August 24 to 25.
Elliott final carried out on the VMAs in 2003, together with his track "Work It", and took residence a trophy for the track's video.
"Missy's impression on the music scene is indelible," Viacom's Head of Music and Musical Expertise Bruce Gillmer stated in a press release. "His artistic imaginative and prescient within the manufacturing, efficiency and composition of songs is second to none."
The Vanguard Award, additionally introduced as Lifetime Achievement Award in sure years, was awarded for the primary time in 1984. It was renamed to Jackson in 1991.
Though the prize has not been awarded yearly, it has been a part of every present since 2013.
This yr would be the first time that the attribute astronaut-shaped moon trophies of New Jersey are introduced.