Get ready for the MTV Video Music Awards happening tomorrow, where Shakira will be recognized with the esteemed Video Vanguard Award. This recognition is a first for any South American artist. In anticipation of the exciting event, let’s take a moment to recall Shakira’s unforgettable performance of “La Tortura” in 2005, which was both energetic and provocative. Her friend and collaborator, Alejandro Sanz, even made a surprise appearance during the performance.
In 2005, Shakira had already made a name for herself globally with her incredible talent. She wowed the crowd with her powerful singing and impressive dancing skills, leaving fans spellbound with her iconic hip movements. The energy of both the live audience and viewers at home reached new heights when Sanz, who collaborated on the track, appeared on stage with her.
Their undeniable chemistry was on full display as he strummed the guitar and she danced seductively on him while harmonizing with powerful vocals. The crowd couldn’t help but be awed by their incredible stage presence. Prior to their performance, “La Tortura” had already achieved immense commercial success, topping charts all over the world and selling millions of copies. The song earned critical acclaim, numerous awards, and extensive radio airplay, making it one of Shakira’s most iconic and successful tracks. It also performed well in the rapidly developing digital music landscape.
Shakira’s fans are eagerly anticipating her upcoming performance, which promises to be jam-packed with highlights from her year. Her social media updates from rehearsals have created a buzz among her followers. This highly anticipated evening will also hold special significance as Shakira will take to the stage for the first time in 17 years, since her memorable performance of “Hips Don’t Lie” alongside Wyclef Jean at the awards ceremony in 2006.
Shakira, the 46-year-old singer, received two nominations for the awards show. Her collaboration with Karol G in “TQG” earned her nods for Best Latin Song and Artist of the Year. Interestingly, the Artist of the Year category is exclusively composed of female artists this year, a first since its inception in 2017. Besides Shakira and Karol G, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are also among the nominees. To view the complete list of nominees, click here.