Check Out All Of The Previous MTV VMA Vanguard Winners

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  • 1984: David Bowie

  • 1984: The Beatles

  • 1984: Richard Lester

  • 1985: Russel Mulcahy

  • 1985: David Byrne

  • 1985: Kevin Godley & Lol Creme

  • 1986: Madonna

  • 1986: Zbigniew Rybczynski

  • 1987: Julien Temple

  • 1987: Peter Gabriel

  • 1988: Michael Jackson

  • 1989: George Michael

  • 1990: Janet Jackson

  • 1991: Bon Jovi & Wayne Isham

  • 1992: Guns 'n Roses

  • 1994: Tom Petty

  • 1994: The Rolling Stones

  • 1995: R.E.M.

  • 1997: LL Cool J.

  • 1997: Mark Romanek

  • 1998: Beastie Boys

  • 2000: Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • 2001: U2

  • 2003: Duran Duran

  • 2006: Hype Williams

  • 2011: Britney Spears

  • 2013: Justin Timberlake

  • 2014: Beyonce

  • 2015: Kanye West

  • 2016: Rihanna

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    From David Bowie, to Michael Jackson and Rihanna. We've had them all.

    WHOOP WHOOP everyone – the 2016 MTV VMA's are taking place next Sunday and we can’t really believe how quickly they’ve come round either again.

    Not excited enough by the event itself, Rihanna is even set to receive this years VMA Vanguard Award – an honor bestowed on the very best artists and creators working on music videos.

    Therefore we to remember all of the previous winners, from David Bowie, to last years winner Kanye West. From Madonna to Britney Spears, check out all previous VMA Vanguard Award’s winners in our gallery above.

    Thursday, 18. August 2016