Photo: Alejandro Bárcenas

Shakira Receives MTV’s Video Vanguard Award

It’s official! Shakira has been named this year’s recipient of the MTV Video Music Award’s Video Vanguard Award.

The honor that recognizes the “profound impact” an artist or video director has made on the music video medium, the Colombian-born musician will be the very first South American to win this award, following the likes of the Beatles, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyoncé and other legendary artists.

Airing live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on September 12th, Shakira has been nominated for four awards this year, including Artist of the Year, and her collaboration with Karol G, “TQG,” is up for two awards, including Best Latin and Best Collaboration. 

Born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, the international superstar is set to perform at the 2023 VMAs, twenty one years after her very first appearance at the MTV awards in 2002, when she performed her crossover hit “Objection (Tango).”

In 2005, Shakira made history with Alejandro Sanz when the pair sang “La Tortura,” the first Spanish-language performance in the show’s long standing legacy, followed by her last appearance at the ceremony in 2006, when she sang “Hips Don’t Lie” with Wyclef Jean.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Alejandro Bárcenas