View the Winners of the MTV VMA Vanguard Awards Over the Years 

The MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Achievement esteemed as the most renowned award given at the MTV Video Music Awards.

which has been handed to a number of well-known artists over the years. 

over the years, from the first, David Bowie, to the most recent, Nicki Minaj. 

The MTV Michael Jackson video Vanguard Awards started in the year of 1984. 

 There are so many people are still receiving this award who are contributing their lives to music.

LL Cool J was the inaugural artist in hip hop to start receiving a Vanguard Award in 1997.