Justin Timberlake has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, following in the footsteps of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Britney Spears. Timberlake will also be taking the VMA stage to perform along with previously announced artists Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.
The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award will be given to Timberlake in recognition of his “pioneering and innovative impact” on music videos. And in addition to the Vanguard Award, Timberlake’s tied with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for the most nominations this year with six: “Video of the Year,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Pop Video” and “Best Editing,” “Best Collaboration,” and “Best Direction.”
The 2013 Video Music Awards will take place on Sunday, August 25th at 9pm ET/PT.
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