The Colombian vocalist was the highlight of the event with a medley of her hit tracks, comprising of “She Wolf” and “Hips Don’t Lie”.
At the recent MTV Video Music Awards, Shakira was bestowed with the prestigious video vanguard award, a recognition for her lifetime of musical achievements. Wyclef Jean, who collaborated with her on “Hips Don’t Lie”, presented her with the coveted Moon Person trophy, as the audience chanted her name. In her acceptance speech, the Colombian singer expressed her gratitude to MTV, acknowledging their support since she was 18 years old.
During the 2023 VMAs, Shakira was honored with the video vanguard award. In her acceptance speech, she expressed gratitude towards those who have played a significant role in her visual history, including her label and parents. The singer also took the opportunity to thank her children, Milan and Sasha, who were present at the ceremony. Shakira thanked them for their support and for making her feel capable of achieving anything, as they watched her from the audience.
Shakira expressed her gratitude towards her kids Milan and Sasha in her VMA acceptance speech for the video vanguard award. She also thanked her fans, acknowledging their unwavering support through her ups and downs. She referred to them as her army and appreciated their contribution in her battles. Shakira dedicated the award to her supporters and gave a special shoutout to her Latin American fans. She concluded her speech in Spanish, expressing her love to the audience.
In 2023, Shakira took to the stage at the VMAs in a dazzling nude-colored outfit before receiving her award. She thrilled fans with a high-energy performance that featured some of her most beloved hits, including “She Wolf,” “Te Felicito,” “Objection (Tango),” “Whenever, Wherever,” and “Hips Don’t Lie.” The crowd, which included big names like Lil Nas X, Taylor Swift, and Måneskin, was on their feet throughout the set, dancing along to Shakira’s signature dance moves. In an impressive display of musical talent, she even played a guitar solo during “Objection (Tango).” The performance ended on a high note with “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53.”
At the 2023 MTV VMAs, Shakira gave an electrifying performance of her final song, “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53.” The singer went all out and even invited people on stage to dance with her. She took a break from ruling the stage to crowdsurf through the audience. In a pre-show interview, Shakira said that she tried to summarize her entire career in just 10 minutes, and she believes that it was a pretty dynamic performance. Shakira was honored with the Video Vanguard Award, which has previously gone to artists like Beyoncé, Madonna, and Justin Timberlake. At this year’s VMAs, Shakira was also nominated for artist of the year, best collaboration, and best Latin. The Queen of Latin Music has won a total of four Moon Person trophies throughout her career, with her first VMA win coming in 2000 for international viewer’s choice (Latin America North) for “Ojos Así.”
In a statement, Bruce Gilmer, Paramount’s president of music, music talent, programming and events, and Paramount+’s chief content officer for music, praised Shakira as a global icon with a unique musical talent that continues to inspire and influence the masses. He highlighted her role in leading the globalization of Latin music and credited her with being a trailblazer for women around the world. Gilmer also predicted that Shakira’s impact on the music industry would be long-lasting as she continues to create and entertain at the highest level. Shakira’s recent appearance at the 2021 VMAs marked her return to the event after 17 years since her last performance with Wyclef Jean in 2006. She has released several new singles this year, including “Copa Vacía” with Manuel Turizo and “Acróstico,” and her reggaeton collaboration with Karol G reached No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 charts.