The famous Colombian artist is about to be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Shakira enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating her upcoming recognition on September 12th at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she will be presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The singer herself, who is currently 46 years old, seems equally thrilled, as she has already begun preparing for her Video Vanguard medley performance that night. Fans can expect to hear some of her most popular songs, including “Hips Don’t Lie” and “She Wolf.” Shakira recently posted on Instagram some breathtaking footage from her choreography rehearsals, showcasing her ability to contort her body into unbelievable shapes.
To ensure comfort during her practice session, she opted for leggings and a loose tee, along with knee pads and heeled sock boots to help her rehearse in heels. She posted a photo of herself striking a pose and challenged her fans to guess the song it was from, generating plenty of excitement for her upcoming performance. Fans expressed their anticipation in the comments section, with one even calling her the “she wolf” and another thanking her for all the content she’s been providing this year. The official VMAs account even chimed in, declaring they were counting down the minutes until the show.
Shakira, the renowned singer from Colombia, has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious VMAs award, making her the 36th artist to receive the honor since the award’s inception in 1984. She joins a long list of legendary artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez, with whom she also shared the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage. The award was last given to Nicki Minaj in 2022, who will also host this year’s MTV VMAs. Paramount’s President of Music, Bruce Gilmer, praised Shakira’s unique musical prowess, stating that she is a global force and a source of inspiration for the masses.
Shakira is a pioneer for women worldwide and a key figure in popularizing Latin music on a global scale. Her influence in the music industry will be felt for years to come as she consistently creates and entertains at an unparalleled level. At the upcoming VMAs, she will be performing a medley, which will also be her first appearance at the event in 17 years since introducing “Hips Don’t Lie” with Wyclef Jean at the 2006 ceremony.
The Video Vanguard Award has been granted to the first South American artist in history, breaking records for the talented singer. This achievement follows JLo’s win in 2018, making her the second Latina woman to be honored with this prestigious award. The sensational artist has already won four Moon Person trophies in the past, and has been nominated for four more awards, including Artist of the Year. However, Taylor Swift is leading the nomination list this year with a total of eight nominations.
There are several artists who have received multiple nominations for the upcoming awards show. SZA leads the pack with six nominations, followed closely by Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, and Sam Smith, who each received five nominations. BLACKPINK and Diddy, who will be honored as the Global Icon this year, also received three nominations each.