Shakira MTV VMAs. Receives Video Vanguard Award at VMAs – Variety

Grammy Award-winning singer Shakira, Sept. MTV’s Michael Jackson is the first South American artist to receive the Video Vanguard Award at the channel’s Video Music Awards on 12 The singer will also perform music at the event hosted by Toyota. Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The four-time VMA winner took home four awards this year: „Best Collaboration,” „Best Latin” (twice) and „Artist of the Year.”

„Shakira is a truly global force who inspires and influences people with her unique, musical prowess. She is a visionary for women around the world and one of the first artists to lead the globalization of Latin music,” said Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer. , said Bruce Gilmer, president of music, Paramount+.

Previous Michael Jackson Vanguard Award recipients include Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott. David Bowie, The Beatles and director Richard Lester shared the honor at the first VMAs (1984).

Artists: Demi Lovato, Carole G, Meneskin and Stray Kids, more to be announced.

Nominations: Taylor Swift (8) leads, followed by SZA (6), Doja Kate, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo and Sam Smith (5 each), and Blackpink, Diddy and Shakira (4 each).

Voting: Fans can vote for their favorites in 15 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year” presented by Burger King, by visiting through Friday, Sept. 1; Voting for „Best New Artist” will be active at the show on Tuesday, September 12. Nominations for social categories, including „Group of the Year” and „Song of the Summer” presented by M&M’S®, will be announced at a later date.

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