‘Trailblazer’ Shakira to be honoured at MTV Video Music Awards

Shakira will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards next month.

Previous recipients include Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Missy Elliott.

She will also perform on the VMAs stage for the first time in 17 years.

The Colombian singer has won four VMAs across her career, starting with her win in the International Viewer’s Choice (Latin America North) back in 2000.

This year, she is nominated for four awards: Artist of the year, Best collaboration (for XQG with Karol G) and two nominations in the Best Latin category — for the same Karol G collaboration, and for her solo single, Acro’stico.

“Shakira is a true global force who continues to inspire & influence the masses with her unique, musical prowess,” Paramount’s Bruce Gillmer said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“She’s a trailblazer for women around the world & one of the first artists to lead the globalisation of Latin music.”

Taylor Swift tops the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards nominations.

She leads with eight – seven for her Anti-Hero music video and a nod in the artist of the year category — followed by SZA, who has six.

The VMAs will be held at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey on September 12.

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