The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards is thinking Pink

The pop-rock superstar is set to receive the highly prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's event on Sunday, August 27. She also joins a star-studded list of VMA performers set to take the stage at The Forum in Los Angeles, which includes Miley CyrusEd SheeranFifth HarmonyThe Weeknd and more. 

Pink, who recently returned to music with "What About Us" prior to the Oct. 13 release of her seventh studio album, is being recognized with the show's highest honor for her impact on music, pop culture, fashion and philanthropy, according to MTV's announcement. 

Over her many years in the spotlight, Pink has won six MTV Video Music Awards (including Video of the Year for "Lady Marmalade" as well as Best Pop Video for "Stupid Girls" and Best Female Video for "Get the Party Started") and been nominated for 18. She joins an incredibly impressive roster of previous Video Vanguard winners such as RihannaKanye WestBeyoncéand Justin Timberlake


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What else can pop culture fanatics expect from the 2017 MTV VMAs? For starters, Katy Perry will host the celebration, who also just so happens to dominate the competition with five nominations. 

Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eight nominations to his name while The Weeknd has five chances to win a "Moon Person." Additionally, MTV set the precedent with non-gendered categories at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards and has done the same for the VMAs. The network has done away with the "Best Female Video" and "Best Male Video" categories for a combined "Artist of the Year" competition.

In honor of Pink's big win, check out the many artists that came before her to win the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award below: 

Pink, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2012

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Rihanna, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2016

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Kanye West, 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, VMA

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Jay Z, Beyonce, Blue Ivy, MTV VMAs 2014

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Justin Timberlake, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2013

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Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2011

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Hype Williams, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2011

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Duran Duran, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2003

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U2, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2001


Red Hot Chili Peppers, MTV VMA Video Vanguard, 2000

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Beastie Boys, MTV Video Vanguard 1998

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LL Cool J, VMA Video Vanguard, 1997

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R.E.M., VMA Video Vanguard, 1995

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Tom Petty, VMA Video Vanguard, 1994

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Axl Rose, Guns N Roses, Las Vegas

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Bon Jovi, VMA Video Vanguard, 2010

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Janet Jackson, 1990

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George Michael, VMA Video Vanguard, 1989

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Michael Jackson, VMA Video Vanguard, 1988

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Peter Gabriel, VMA Video Vanguard, 1990

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Madonna, VMA Video Vanguard, 1986

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Talking Heads, VMA Video Vanguard, 1985

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David Bowie, Fashion Icon

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The annual event will air live on MTV Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET.

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