Beyonce will be honoured with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards.

The Drunk in Love hitmaker will grace the stage for a performance as she is feted at The Forum in Inglewood, California on 24 August (14).

The prize is presented to artists who have had a profound effect on MTV culture.

Past recipients of the accolade include Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Madonna.

It's shaping up to be a big night for Beyonce - she leads the awards nominations with eight.

Her possible haul includes Video of the Year, Best Female and Best Video with a Social Message.