Shakira: VMA Victory, Epic Comeback, Global Influence

The 2023 MTV Video Vanguard Award recipient for outstanding contributions was Shakira.

 Iconic stage return: First VMA performance in 17 years, showcasing her musical evolution.

4 VMA victories, commencing with the 2000 International Viewer's Choice, is an impressive record.

Numerous nominations, especially in Latin categories, include those for best collaboration and artist of the year.

Influence on the world stage: A pioneering musician who inspired women and helped Latin music flourish.

Bruce Gillmer is praised for being a trailblazer who had a long-lasting impact on the music industry.

Joins the likes of Beyoncé, Madonna, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, and others as notable precursors.

Shakira's performance at the Super Bowl 54 halftime show is another example of her many accomplishments.