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After 17 years Shakira graces MTV VMAs 2023 stage, receives Video Vanguard Award

Shakira received MTV VMAs most prestigious honour, the Video Vanguard Award. Besides, she also gave an energetic performance at the event, her first in 17 years

Shakira, MTV VMAs 2023, Video Vanguard Award
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The night’s most prestigious honour at the MTV VMAs 2023, the Video Vanguard Award, was presented to global megastar Shakira, marking her as the first South American artist to receive this award. She entered on  one of the night's highest honor- the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Electric performance and smooth transitions

Apart from receiving the prestigious award, Shakira also gave a power - packed performance at the event. She grooved on her super-hits ‘Whenever, Wherever’ and ‘Hips Don’t Lie’. Shakira wore a sheer skin- tone bodysuit with a corresponding bejeweled  skirt and top. She changed to a pink metallic bomber jacket, halfway through the performance. Shakira was lifted by her fans, midway through her performance and crowd - surfed as she moved to another platform.

Fans’ Reactions

From the moment Shakira took the stage after 17 years, fans have gotten a chance to re-live the moment. Clips of Shakira dancing on the stage and fans grooving to her hit numbers hve been doing rounds on social media. Fans just couldn't resist hyping their favorite social media  

One user commented, “You were stunning, Shak! What a performance!”. While another couldn’t help but ask the singer out for dinner, while prasing her act on stage. “Loved your performance. Will you accept my invitation for dinner?” 

It is needless to say, having taken the stage after over a decade left fans wanting for more. Shakira’s comment section was filled with responses  like, 'Queen,' 'Goddess.' 'So beautiful’ 
‘Nailed it’.

 Bruce Gilmer, Paramount's president of music on Shakira

Shakira is a true global force who continues to inspire and impact millions with her unique musical powers,' She's a trailblazer for women around the world and one of the first artists to lead the globalization of Latin music,' he continued. Her massive impact across the musical geography will be long lasting as she continues to produce and entertain at the loftiest position,' he concluded. 

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What she wore

Shakira donned a Gold Versace outfit looking no less than a dream. The metallic gown with a sexy ham-high tear and cut-outs along the waist with her long hair into loose curls that aligned with the outfit. She rocked dramatic makeup, a dusting of pink color, and a rosy swipe of lip tint. Ramping up the glam, she rocked an array of rings and elevated her look with a brace of strappy glance-toe heels. 

The music icon was also accompanied by the two sons she shares with her partner Gerard Pique, Sasha, seven, and Milan, nine.

Shakira gave a power - packed performance on her Super-Hits ‘Whenever, Wherever’ and ‘Hips Don’t Lie’. Shakira wore a sheer skin- tone bodysuit with a corresponding bejeweled  skirt and top. She changed to a pink metallic bomber jacket, halfway through the performance. Shakira was lifted by her fans, midway through her performance and crowd-surfed as she moved to another platform.

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Hosted by Nicki Minaj, the 2023 MTV VMAs took place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday, showcasing remarkable gifts and creativity in the world of music and music videos. With a focus on celebrating diversity and invention, the event delivered another memorable night in the history of the VMAs.
 

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