Glowing! Shakira, 46, rocked a shiny beige costume underneath a light-weight pink coat whereas accepting the Video Vanguard Award on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12. The “Hips Don’t Lie” hitmaker accessorized her ensemble with glowing tights and wore flattering, natural-looking make-up, and he or she walked out on stage to a cheering crowd.
Whereas accepting the long-lasting award, Shakira delivered a shifting speech, in each English and Spanish, about her profession in music and expressed her gratitude to her followers. “That is superb … Thanks, MTV. Thanks for being such an enormous a part of my profession since I used to be solely 18 years outdated,” she stated, in a video that may be seen HERE. She additionally thanked her dad and mom and youngsters. “Thanks for making me really feel that mama can do all of it,” she stated earlier than mentioning her followers. “Thanks a lot for being my military and serving to me battle all my battles,” she added.
The 2023 present was additionally Shakira’s first efficiency on the VMA stage in 17 years, as reported by NBC News. For her comeback efficiency, she chosen a handful of her hits together with, “Each time, Wherever” as she shook her hips in a beige costume with a fringy backside. She had her lengthy curly hair down and wore matching heeled boots.
The 46-year-old has formally joined different A-listers as a Video Vanguard Award recipient together with Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and others. On the 2022 VMAs, Nicki took house the distinguished award along with being nominated for Music of the Summer time for her hit observe “Tremendous Freaky Woman.”
Main as much as the present on Sept. 12, Shakira took to social media on Sept. 11 to share her pleasure for the ceremony together with her followers. “So enthusiastic about my Video Vanguard efficiency on the @vmas sponsored by @toyotausa – watch this Tuesday, 9/12 on MTV!” she captioned the clip of her asserting her efficiency.
Lots of her 88.7 million followers took to the feedback to congratulate her and react to the information. “Yess [sic] queen! Can’t wait to look at,” one admirer gushed, whereas one other added, “The Queen… Effectively deserved!!!” 4 days previous to the present, the mother-of-two additionally took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes clip on her prep for her efficiency. Within the video, Shakira coated her brow and appeared overwhelmed on the preparation for the present. “POV if you’re attempting to cram a whole profession into one #VMAs Vanguard efficiency,” she joked within the caption.
Not solely does the blonde magnificence now added a Video Vanguard Award to her listing of accolades, however she has additionally taken house a complete of 4 VMAs all through her decades-long profession. “Shakira is a real international drive who continues to encourage & affect the plenty together with her distinctive, musical prowess. She’s a trailblazer for ladies all over the world & one of many first artists to guide the globalization of Latin music,” Bruce Gillmer, chief content material officer of music at Paramount+ and president of music, music expertise, programming and occasions at Paramount, stated to NBC Information. “Her huge influence throughout the musical panorama will likely be lengthy lasting as she continues to create and entertain on the highest stage.”