GLOBAL POPSTAR P!NK TO RECEIVE MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD AT THE 2017 “VMAs”

SET TO PERFORM NEW SINGLE, “WHAT ABOUT US” AND SOME SURPRISES / TOP VMA NOMINEE KENDRICK LAMAR WILL ALSO PERFORM AT THE 2017 VMAs

16 AUGUST 2017
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MTV today announced that the 2017 VMAs will bestow P!nk with its highest honor, the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award”, for her trailblazing impact on music, pop culture, fashion and philanthropy. In addition, platinum-selling, Grammy-award winning, Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist, Kendrick Lamar, will take the “VMA” stage for the first time as a solo headline performer.

GLOBAL POPSTAR P!NK TO RECEIVE MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD AT THE 2017 “VMAs”

SET TO PERFORM NEW SINGLE, “WHAT ABOUT US” AND SOME SURPRISES

TOP VMA NOMINEE KENDRICK LAMAR WILL ALSO PERFORM AT THE 2017 VMAs

CLICK TO VIEW P!NK’S VIDEO AND KENDRICK LAMAR’S VIDEO

SINGAPORE (August 16, 2017) – MTV today announced that the 2017 VMAs will bestow P!nk with its highest honor, the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award”, for her trailblazing impact on music, pop culture, fashion and philanthropy. P!nk will perform live from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

In addition, platinum-selling, Grammy-award winning, Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist, Kendrick Lamar, will take the “VMA” stage for the first time as a solo headline performer. Lamar joins an extensive line-up of A-list performers for the show, including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and more, promising more music and unpredictable moments than ever before.

The VMAs will premiere live on MTV Asia on Monday, 28 August: Pre-Show (6am WIB, 7am MY/SG/PH) and Main Show (7am WIB, 8am MY/SG/PH). The repeat telecast airs on the same day: Pre-Show (6pm WIB, 7pm MY/SG/PH) and Main Show (7pm WIB, 8pm MY/SG/PH).

Known for her boundary-breaking and rebellious nature, P!nk’s legacy spawns a 17-year long career as a powerhouse vocalist and performer. The prolific singer/songwriter has created some of the most memorable pop songs and music videos of our time from “Don’t Let me Get Me” and “Try,” to “F**kin’ Perfect” and “Trouble.” With this honor, P!nk joins the prestigious list of past Vanguard recipients including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, BEYONCÉ, Kanye West and Rihanna.

P!nk’s signature vocals have transformed her into a fearless pop artist with an eclectic range allowing her to produce everything from a pop-rock song one day, to a soulful R&B song the next. She is also known for lighting up the stage with her unparalleled acrobats and evocative live shows, dazzling audiences with her memorable performances. Her latest single, “What About Us” was released last week and hit #1 on iTunes in 26 markets, Top 5 in 36 markets and Top 10 in 48 markets on the day of release (Click Here To Listen). The track was also the second greatest gainer at Top 40 and Hot AC Radio. Rolling Stone called the single, “an emotional dance floor anthem”, while Billboard said it’s “an anthem for our times”.

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013. She has sold out arenas all over the world, made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks for Sharing and released a side project with singer/songwriter Dallas Green entitled You+Me. Last year, P!NK released “Just Like Fire” from Walt Disney Studios’ feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass. The track was #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart for six consecutive weeks and has over 155 million views of the music video. P!NK was featured on Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World on Fire,” marking her first #1 on the Country Airplay Chart and Hot Country Songs Chart. The track also received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group performance earning P!NK her 18th Grammy nomination.

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She was formerly a spokesperson for COVERGIRL and remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.

Jesse Ignjatovic returns as Executive Producer for the 2017 "MTV Video Music Awards." Bruce Gillmer, Garrett English and Lee Lodge are Executive Producers. Melanie Block serves as Executive in Charge of Production. Amani Duncan is Music Executive in Charge. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive in Charge.

Official sponsors of the “2017 MTV Video Music Awards” include: Extra® Gum, PEPSI®, Swiffer®, Taco Bell®, truth®, and Verizon.

About MTV:
MTV is the world’s biggest youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms. For more information about MTV in Asia, visit www.mtvasia.com.

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