Shakira will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2023 MTV VMAs in September

Shakira is about to join an esteemed list of artists as the latest recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2023 MTV VMAs.

The Colombian pop sensation, 46 – who is rumored to be dating Louis Hamilton –  will also perform at the show and is up for four Moon Person trophies: Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration for TQG with Karol G as well as Best Latin song for both TQG and Acróstico.

The 2023 VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on September 12.

‘Shakira is a true global force who continues to inspire and influence the masses with her unique, musical prowess,’ Bruce Gilmer, Paramount’s present of music said in a press release.

‘She’s a trailblazer for women around the world and one of the first artists to lead the globalization of Latin music,’ he continued.

Video Vanguard: Shakira is about to join an esteemed list of artists as the latest recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2023 MTV VMAs (pictured in 2018 at Madison Square Garden)

‘Her massive impact across the musical landscape will be long lasting as she continues to create and entertain at the highest level,’ he concluded.

Shakira burst onto the music scene in the early 1990s and has released a string of hit – and electric music videos over the years including Hips Don’t Lie, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), Chantajem La Bicicleta, La La La (Brazil 2014) and Pero Fiel, which all have more than a billion views on YouTube.

Past winners of the Video Vanguard Award include David Bowie, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez and Pink.

Shakira is the first South American artist to take home the Video Vanguard Award.

The Whenever, Wherever singer won her first VMA for Oios Asi in the category of International Viewer’s Choice.

Shakira took home her third Moon Person trophy for Best Choreography for the Hips Don’t Lie video in 2006.

She won her most recent VMA  in 2007 for her collaboration with Beyoncé on Beautiful Liar.

Also performing at the VMAs is Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin and Stray Kids, with more to be announced in the coming days.

Nominations revealed for 2023 MTV Video Music Awards
Award: The Colombian pop sensation, 46, will also perform at the show and is up for four Moon Person trophies: Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration for TQG with Karol G as well as Best Latin song for both TQG and Acróstico (Pictured in Paris in 2018)
Hips Don’t Lie: The 2023 VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on September 12 (Pictured at the Central American Games in 2018)
Big hair: ‘Shakira is a true global force who continues to inspire & influence the masses with her unique, musical prowess,’ Bruce Gilmer, Paramount’s present of music said in a press release (Pictured here at Rock n Rio in 2008)
Trailblazer: ‘She’s a trailblazer for women around the world & one of the first artists to lead the globalization of Latin music,’ he continued (Pictured here at the opening ceremony of the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2018)
Taylor Swift leads the nominations with eight for Best Video, Song of the Year, Best Pop, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Editing for Anti-Hero, as well as Artist of the Year.

SZA closely follows Swift with six nominations while Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo and Sam Smith all have five each, and BLACKPINK, Diddy and Shakira each have four nominations.

This year’s list of nominees also sets the record for the most first-time nominees.

Ice Spice, GloRIlla, Petras and boygenius are among the whopping 35 newcomers.

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