The virtual telecast will be hosted in Miami, with remote performances captured around the world.
Due to safety concerns, the 2020 VMAs will only take place at outdoor locations around New York City.
The VMAs will broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 30.
Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, and Taylor Swift are also up for multiple moon man statues.
The annual prize, which was announced today by past years' nominees, celebrates excellence in Canadian music.
The singer-songwriter joins the ranks of such past recipients as Toni Morrison, Sonny Rollins and Stephen Sondheim.
The 24th annual awards ceremony – which celebrates excellence on the internet – will be held remotely this year.
‘Billboard’ & Telemundo postpone the long-running awards show and Latinfest+ conference amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrities have received honorary degrees before, but Rihanna took it one step further and was named humanitarian of the year by the Harvard Foundation.