By Niy Birden
Get ready, P!nk fans.
That’s right ,the moment many people have been waiting for is finally coming true: P!nk will be getting her honor at this year’s MTV VMA’s.
This is a major career moment for the Rock/Pop/and sometimes R&B crooner who has been continuously amazing the music world for years now with her Cirque de Soleil-like, mesmerizing performances.
The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, also sometimes known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, is one of pop music’s most prestigious awards to date. Created to honor musicians who pair both music and film together in outstanding efforts, the most recent awards, while not handed out annually, were given to big-namers like Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake.
P!nk definitely is deserving of this award. First bursting onto the scene as a solo musician in 2000, she quickly impacted the music industry with her pop hits such as Lady Marmalade, and later her classic album Missundaztood.
Her transition from cookie-cutter pop, to Rock n’ Roll is one of the most brought-up musical transformations discussed, alongside the likes of Madonna and recent RCA label mate Christina Aguilera, who was also featured on Lady Marmalade.
Numerous hits soon after, and P!nk then amped up Grammy performance expectancies with her ground-breaking performance of Glitter In The Air, from her album Funhouse. This 2010 Grammy performance has been considered to be one of the best music award show performances ever. And it’s no question why: trapezing in the air, while dripping wet, and singing. But not just singing. Belting. If you are a singer, you know just how difficult this is. But if you are P!nk, this is no rare feat at all.
Since then, trapeze performances have now become her staple. But don’t get too comfortable. P!nk has shown audiences time and time again that she isn’t afraid to change up her act. I mean, do you remember that pink hair?
Recently, the now blonde- haired songstress contributed vocals to the Alice Through the Looking Glass soundtrack, in addition to having contributed to songs by Sia, Celine Dion, and Kenny Chesny. Now, back with her new single “What About Us” and a video to compliment it, we can’t wait to see what she has in store for her new album Beautiful Trauma. And we sure can’t wait to see what she has in store for her performance at the VMA’s this year. Who knows, maybe she’ll perform a magic trick? Anything is possible with her. Watch out, T-Swizzle, Gaga, and yes, even you Bey:)