Previous Winners: Michael Jackson / Madonna / Britney Spears / Justin Timberlake !
–> To clarify! She IS the first black artist to receive the award EVER SINCE they renamed the award the “Michael Jackson Vanguard Award”. It was never called this when the Jackson’s or LL Cool J (or the other black artists) won this award. Now that this was established, go do something productive like go on votebeyonce.com and vote for her!