Shakira Will be Honoured With The Video Vanguard Award at The 2023 MTV VMAs

Next month’s 2023 MTV VMAs will see Shakira being honoured with the Video Vanguard Award. The event is scheduled to take place at the renowned Prudential Center in New Jersey. The prestigious Video Vanguard Award was claimed by Nicki Minaj in 2022, and it has been previously bestowed upon iconic figures such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott.

Take a look at the nomination announcement below.

At the 2023 VMAs, Taylor Swift, Doja Cat and SZA are leading the pack in terms of nominations, as unveiled earlier this month.

Taylor Swift stands out with an impressive eight nominations, while SZA has secured six, and Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, and Sam Smith have each earned five nods. Notably, all these artists are contenders in the highly coveted ‘Video of the Year’ category.

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This year’s edition of the VMAs introduces a notable roster of first-time nominees, totalling 35 in number. Among these newcomers are acts like Kim Petras, Metro Boomin, Boygenius, Fletcher, Rema, Arya Starr, Burna Boy, Davido, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Kaliii, Peso Pluma, PinkPantheress, and Reneé Rapp.

Shakira to receive video vanguard award at 2023 MTV VMAs
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In a separate development from July, it came to light that Shakira is facing a second investigation for alleged tax fraud in Spain.

Initially charged with tax fraud in July 2021, Shakira was accused by Barcelona prosecutors of failing to fulfill her tax obligations due to residing in Spain for more than half of the years between 2012 and 2014. The alleged owed amount is approximately $13.9 million (£13 million). Shakira has consistently asserted that her fiscal residence during that period was in the Bahamas, refuting the accusations as baseless. She has maintained that she paid the owed taxes.