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Shakira to be honored with Video Vanguard Award 2023

The Nepal Weekly
August 29, 2023

Six of the four-time Moon Person winner’s music videos — including “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Waka Waka” — have surpassed a billion views on YouTube. There’s a new video vanguard winner in your closet — it’s Shakira!

On Monday, MTV announced to honour the Colombian superstar with this year’s coveted video vanguard award at the 2023 Video Music Awards, which air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Sept. 12.

In addition to receiving the honour, Shakira, 46, will perform at the awards show, where she’s previously won four Moon Person trophies. This year, she’s up for four categories at the ceremony: artist of the year, best collaboration for “TQG” with Karol G as well as best latin for both “TQG” and “Acróstico.”

“Shakira is a true global force who continues to inspire & influence the masses with her unique, musical prowess. She’s a trailblazer for women around the world & one of the first artists to lead the globalization of Latin music,” remarked Bruce Gilmer, Paramount’s president of music, music talent, programming and events and Paramount+’s chief content officer for music, in a press statement.

She won her first VMA in 2000 for international viewer’s choice (Latin America North) for “Ojos Así,” followed by another in the same category in 2002 for “Whenever, Wherever/Suerte,” her third for best choreography in a video for “Hips Don’t Lie” and most recent in 2007 for most earthshattering collaboration for “Beautiful Liar” with Beyoncé.