Each time, wherever—Shakira continues to forge her musical legacy.
The “Hips Do not Lie” singer was honored on the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards with the Video Vanguard Award, making her the primary South American artist to obtain the profession accolade.
Taking to the stage in a blush pink outfit, Shakira thanked her collaborators and her file label, in addition to her two sons Milan, 10 and Sasha, 8.
“I need to thank my dad and mom and my children, Milan and Sasha, who’re right here,” she stated onstage. “Thanks a lot for cheering me up and making me really feel like mama can do all of it. Particularly I need to share this award with my followers who at all times, at all times help me by means of thick and thin. Thanks a lot for being my military and serving to me combat all my battles.”
The highest honor marks Shakira’s fierce return to the VMAs for the primary time in 17 years. It additionally comes amid a profession renaissance for the 46-year-old, who has launched emotional new songs since her June 2022 split with Gerard Piqué.
A kind of songs included the buzzy and record-breaking collab with Bizarrap, titled “Bzrp Music Classes, Vol. 53,” which appeared to throw shade at Gerard, 36, who’s now relationship 24-year-old Clara Chia Marti.