Missy Elliott to Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2019 VMAs
MTV announced on Monday that rapper and producer Missy Elliott will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 Video Music Awards. “Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” said Bruce Gillmer, MTV International co-brand head and Viacom music and music talent head. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.” As <i>Variety</i> points out, five-time Grammy Award winner Elliot became the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year, has sold more than 30 million records worldwide. Previous Vanguard winners include Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna. This year’s VMAs will air on MTV at 8 p.m. on Monday, August 26, and will be hosted by comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco.