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Pink to Receive Vanguard Award at MTV Video Music Awards


FILE - Singer Pink arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, Calif., March 2, 2014.

Pop star Pink has been chosen to receive the 2017 Vanguard Award, MTV's equivalent of a lifetime achievement honor for video music, the U.S. cable and satellite television channel said Tuesday.

Pink, 37, known for her powerhouse vocals and acrobatic live shows, is being recognized for her impact on music, pop culture, fashion and philanthropy over the course of her 17-year career, the Viacom Inc. unit said in a statement.

The Don't Let Me Get Me Philadelphia-born singer has released six studio albums since her debut in 2000, and won three Grammys and six MTV Video Music Awards.

She is also a UNICEF ambassador for children's nutrition worldwide and supports causes dealing with such subjects as autism and human rights.

Pink will receive the honor at the MTV Video Music Awards show in Los Angeles on August 27, where she will perform her latest single, What About Us.

Previous Vanguard recipients have included Rihanna, Kanye West, Beyonce and Michael Jackson.

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