The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recognizes artistry and innovation in the creation of music videos that also have an impact on their viewers. Previous honorees include Michael Jackson, Madonna and Beastie Boys. The last recipient of the award was Britney Spears in 2011.
Timberlake joins a list of VMAs performers that includes Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Daft Punk. The “Suit and Tie” singer is also up for six other awards, including Video of the Year for “Mirrors.”
Timberlake has already won 14 VMAs in his career including with boyband ‘NSYNC. The only person that can beat this number is Madonna.
The MTV VMAs are taking place on August 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.