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Pink VMAs Vanguard Award Video – Watch Medley Performance, Acceptance Speech At MTV Video Music Awards

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Pink VMAs Video 2017

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Pink VMAs Video 2017

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Pink received the Video Vanguard Award at Sunday’s 2017 VMAs. Watch video below of her medley performance and acceptance speech!

It was announced less than two weeks ago that Pink would be the recipient of the 2017 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which was first presented in 1984 and renamed for the pop icon in 1991. The honor is bestowed to celebrate accomplishments in both music and the art of music videos. In selecting Pink as this year’s honoree, MTV said she was chosen “for her trailblazing impact on music, pop culture, fashion and philanthropy.”

The achievement comes as Pink kicks off a music comeback of sorts. Her first album in five years, Beautiful Trauma, will be released on October 13. Earlier this month, she premiered the lead single, “What About Us,” which was co-written by Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid. To date, the song has only hit number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the 14th position on the Adult Top 40 chart. But with her first-ever performance of the track tonight, it’s likely sales will grow.

In addition to “What About Us,” Pink also included “Get This Party Started,” “Raise Your Glass,” “So What,” and “Perfect” in her highly-anticipated performance. Afterward, Ellen DeGeneres came out to pay tribute to the singer. For her speech, the performer named influences like Prince and Annie Lennox, and discussed the importance of individuality and acceptance.

Pink’s history with the MTV Video Music Awards dates back to 2000, when she was nominated for Best New Artist with “There You Go.” Her first wins came the very next year, as she and “Lady Marmalade” collaborators like Christina Aguilera took home Video of the Year and Best Video from a Film. More victories followed in 2002 (“Get The Party Started”), 2006 (“Stupid Girls”), and 2013 (“Just Give Me A Reason”). As this year’s Video Vanguard winner, she follows in the footsteps of Rihanna (2016), Kanye West (2015), Beyonce (2014) and Justin Timberlake (2013). Check out the videos below!

 


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