MTV Recognizes Shakira’s Impact with Video Vanguard Award

Shakira is set to be honored with the prestigious Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming 2023 MTV Video Music Awards taking place next month.

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Past winners have included iconic figures such as Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Missy Elliott. Additionally, she will mark her return to the VMA stage after 17 years. Throughout her career, the Colombian artist has secured four VMAs, with her first win dating back to 2000 in the International Viewer’s Choice category for Latin America North.

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She is a pioneer for women globally and one of the original artists to spearhead the spread of Latin music worldwide. This year, she has received four award nominations including artist of the year, best collaboration (for XQG, featuring Karol G), and two nods in the best Latin category for both the Karol G collaboration and her solo track, Acrostico. Shakira is undeniably an influential figure in the music industry, captivating the world with her exceptional talent and creativity.

Shakira is to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (Yui Mok/PA)

Shakira is set to grace the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards, showcasing her influential status as a pioneer for women worldwide and a key figure in the globalization of Latin music. Bruce Gillmer, a music executive at Paramount+, praises Shakira’s enduring impact on the music industry and her unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch entertainment. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift dominates the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards nominations with a whopping eight nods, with seven attributed to her groundbreaking Anti-Hero music video. She also secures a nomination in the artist of the year category, closely followed by SZA who garners six nominations.

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The upcoming VMAs are set to take place at the lively Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey on September 12th.

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