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Glowing! Shakira, 46, rocked a shiny beige gown 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 she or he walked out on stage to a cheering crowd.

Whereas accepting the long-lasting award, Shakira delivered a transferring speech, in each English and Spanish, about her profession in music and expressed her gratitude to her followers. “This is amazing … Thank you, MTV. Thank you for being such a big part of my career since I was only 18 years old,” she stated, in a video that may be seen HERE. She additionally thanked her mother and father and youngsters. “Thank you for making me feel that mama can do it all,” she stated earlier than mentioning her followers. “Thank you so much for being my army and helping me fight all my battles,” she added.

Shakira on the 2023 VMAs. (Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock)

The 2023 present was additionally Shakira’s first efficiency on the VMA stage in 17 years, as reported by NBC Information. For her comeback efficiency, she chosen a handful of her hits together with, “Whenever, Wherever” as she shook her hips in a beige gown 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 residence the distinguished award along with being nominated for Tune of the Summer season for her hit observe “Super Freaky Girl.”

Shakira wanting wonderful on the VMAs. (SARAH YENESEL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Main as much as the present on Sept. 12, Shakira took to social media on Sept. 11 to share her pleasure for the ceremony along with her followers. “So excited about my Video Vanguard performance at the @vmas sponsored by @toyotausa – watch this Tuesday, 9/12 on MTV!” she captioned the clip of her saying her efficiency.

A lot 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 watch,” one admirer gushed, whereas one other added, “The Queen… Well 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 when you’re trying to cram an entire career into one #VMAs Vanguard performance,” she joked within the caption.

Not solely does the blonde magnificence now added a Video Vanguard Award to her checklist of accolades, however she has additionally taken residence a complete of 4 VMAs all through her decades-long profession. “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,” 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 massive impact across the musical landscape will be long lasting as she continues to create and entertain at the highest level.”