Colombian superstar Shakira is set to receive this year’s Video Vanguard Award at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. The VMAs will air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on September 12.
It will be the first time that the award will go to a South American artist. Last year, Nicki Minaj received the honor, while previous honorees include Beyonce, Madonna, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears.
In addition to receiving the honor, Shakira will perform at the awards show. This year, she’s nominated in four categories at the ceremony: artist of the year, best collaboration for “TQG” with Karol G as well as best Latin for both “TQG” and “Acrostico.”
“Shakira is a true global force who continues to inspire & influence the masses with her unique, musical prowess. She’s a trailblazer for women around the world & one of the first artists to lead the globalization of Latin music,” said Bruce Gilmer, Paramount’s president of music, music talent, programming and events and Paramount+’s chief content officer for music, in a press statement.
“Her massive impact across the musical landscape will be long lasting as she continues to create and entertain at the highest level,” continued Gilmer.
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