Foo Fighters to receive first-ever U.S. Global Icon Award at 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

MTV has announced that the first recipients of their new award, the U.S. Global Icon Award, will be Foo Fighters. The distinction has its roots in the annual MTV Europe Music Award for Global Icon, and is being awarded to Foo Fighters due to their “unparalleled career and continued impact and influence has maintained a unique level of global success in music and beyond.”

Foo Fighters are also set to perform at this year’s VMAs ceremony, to be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on September 12. The band is also nominated for three other awards this year: Best Rock, Best Choreography, and Best Cinematography, all for their video for “Shame Shame,” from their latest album ‘Medicine at Midnight.’

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