Nicki Minaj Receives MTV Video Music Awards Awards
The musician Nicki Minaj rose to fame in 2010 with the album “Pink Friday”. She will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj (39) will receive an honorary prize at the end of August at the presentation of the MTV Video Music Awards. The singer will be honored with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award”, as announced by the American music channel. Minaj is also scheduled to perform live on the show for the first time in four years at the awards gala on August 28 in Newark, New Jersey.
The trophy is a tribute to the respective award winner’s influence on the music scene. It is awarded in memory of music video pioneer Michael Jackson. Past winners include Missy Elliott, Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Madonna.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago and living in the US, Minaj became famous in 2010 with the album “Pink Friday”. Since then, she has been nominated for a VMA award 17 times and has already won five awards. This year, the “Chun-Li” rapper won the best hip-hop video for her single “Do We Have a Problem?” shared with rapper Lil Baby Price Chances.
Musicians Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X each have seven nominations as favorites at the MTV Video Music Awards. Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd can also hope for prizes. The VMA awards have been presented since 1984. Fans can vote for their favorites online.