This is MTV's article: Britney Spears Honored With Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award At 2011 VMAsHow can we find out if MTV reinstated the award OR was Lady Gaga making a point? If it was the latter then we should send her our thanks for doing the right think for Michael.
I am glad they finally reinstated the full name to the award, but its a little bitter sweet considering what they did to Michael when he was alive.
Really MTV video vanuard awards should be renamed completely to the Michael Jackson video awards considering MTV wouldnt exist without him
1988 - Michael Jackson changed the music video from a mere promotional tool featuring musicians playing instruments and singing, to a piece of art with a storyline, or as Jackson liked to put as 'short films'. His video Thriller influenced and changed music videos into what it is like today.
Madonna found immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Her videos have depicted controversial subjects such as teen pregnancy, racism, religion, sex, and violence. And she received this Lifetime Achievement Video Vanguard Award in 1986 for her contributions to the world of music video.
Janet Jackson - Her music videos from the 1980s became a catalyst for MTVs developing demographics. Her Broadway-style choreography and militant iconography were well received by critics and audiences. She was acknowledged as a role model for youth (especially young women) for imbuing her performances with a socially conscious message - 1990
I never liked Lady Gaga but if it was her idea to say Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award then she's gone up in my book. I hope it was MTV reinstating the name, but if it wasn't then I hope from now on every time it will be presented the presenter will say Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award until MTV don't get it and don't reinstate the name officially!
wowwww yall really watched that mess???? Rest In Peace MTV.... Rest in peace POP music.... Last night showed just how bad pop music is.... I didnt even watch it.... The last time I saw MTV was 09 and even in 09 I didnt watch the whole thing.. just the MJ tribute