The following month, Shakira will be presented with the Video Vanguard Award at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Missy Elliott have all received awards in the past.
She will also make her first appearance on the VMA stage in 17 years.
Beginning with her victory in the International Viewer’s Choice (Latin America North) in 2000, the Colombian singer has won four VMAs overall.
She is up for four awards this year, including artist of the year, best collaboration (“XQG,” with Karol G), and two nominations in the best Latin category (“Acróstico,” her solo single).”
“Shakira is a true global force who inspires & influences the masses with her distinctive musical prowess,” says one observer. She is a trailblazer for women everywhere and one of the pioneers of Latin music’s globalization, according to Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming, and events at Paramount and chief content officer of music at Paramount+. “As she keeps producing and entertaining at the highest level, her enormous impact on the musical landscape will be long-lasting.”
The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are led by Taylor Swift. She is in first place with eight, followed by SZA, who has six, for her “Anti-Hero” music video and a nomination in the artist of the year category.
On September 12th, the VMAs will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.