Tonight’s VMAs are going to be one for the books, especially for the Navy. Rihanna is set to receive this year’s Video Vanguard Award—putting on a prestigious list of recipients that includes names like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Kanye West, and Beyoncé.

Just like past winners, RiRi will perform a medley of her hits during tonight’s ceremony; however, rather than one giant performance, she will bless viewers with four separate sets throughout the night. The first of which was the opener for the VMAs, which featured hits like “Where Have You Been,” “Don’t Stop the Music,” and “We Found Love.” 

You can check out the first performance above. And be sure to stay tuned for the remaining sets throughout the night. It sounds like they're going to be epic. 


Rihanna Performance @ 2016 VMAs (Needed Me/Pour... by MegaMusicHItz

"She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old." #VMAs https://t.co/tw6eGKEPsx

— MTV (@MTV) August 29, 2016

"My success is not my own. It's my family's. It's my fans'. It's my country's." - @rihanna#VMAs https://t.co/g4glV2OEJL

— MTV (@MTV) August 29, 2016

Right after Drake presented Rihanna with the last award of the night, the pair walked backstage for some celebrating and photo opps with Ri's family.

Drake and Rihanna backstage. pic.twitter.com/rSOoZsL8pi

— Verified Account (@THEREALTYMULA) August 29, 2016

Backstage after Rihanna's amazing performance & acceptance speech!🙌❤️💕💕✨✨ #VMAs 📽 pic.twitter.com/SBHPwTafxF

— Rihanna's Snapchat (@RihSnapchat) August 29, 2016

Drake, Rihanna's grandad, and Rihanna backstage. #VMAs pic.twitter.com/Vx94rBkv7M

— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 29, 2016

Drake with @rihanna and her family backstage. #VMAs pic.twitter.com/7EgqWOrAMb

— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 29, 2016