Beyoncé‘s busy schedule at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards just got even busier. The pop royal behind last year’s surprise self-titled album was already the VMAs’ leading nominee, with eight nods. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Flawless” singer will also receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, given for achievements throughout a career. THR has also confirmed that she’ll give what MTV is billing as an “epic” performance.
Last year’s Video Vanguard award went to Justin Timberlake. Past honorees have also included Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Madonna. Among the other awards the former Destiny’s Child member will be up for at the ceremony are Video of the Year for “Drunk in Love” and best female video for “Partition.” The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtracker joins Usher, Ariana Grande and others as performers at the event, which will take place on Sunday, August 24, at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Considering how Beyoncé stole the show with her “baby bump”-revealing “Love on Top” rendition at the 2011 MTV VMAs, her presence on the bill should be reason enough for those aghast at Robin Thicke last year (or Miley Cyrus’s tongue) to tune back in a few weeks from now. Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn.
In the meantime, watch and compare the MTV’s 2014 Video of the Year nominees.