Shakira flaunted her impressive flexibility during rehearsals for her upcoming performance at the MTV VMAs. The renowned artist, who will be receiving the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram, including one where she posed with her legs behind her head. Dressed in black workout clothes and knee pads, Shakira practiced her moves in a spacious dance studio, contorting her body into various positions before grabbing a silver guitar and singing into the microphone. She even challenged her followers to guess which song the pose was from and expressed her excitement for the upcoming event on Tuesday.
Shakira, who is 46 years old, flaunted her impressive range of motion during her practice for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards.
Shakira, the Columbian singer, posted pictures on her Instagram, revealing behind-the-scenes moments, including a pose with her legs behind her head. She is set to perform at the 2023 VMAs and has been nominated for four awards: Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration for TQG with Karol G, as well as Best Latin Song for both TQG and Acróstico. The event is scheduled to be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on September 12, 2023. Paramount’s President of Music, Bruce Gilmer, stated in a press release that Shakira is a trailblazer for women globally and one of the first artists to lead the globalization of Latin music. She has had a significant impact on the music industry since her debut in the early 1990s and has released popular tracks and electrifying music videos such as Hips Don’t Lie, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), Chantajem La Bicicleta, La La La (Brazil 2014), and Pero Fiel, which have over a billion views on YouTube. Shakira is the first South American artist to receive the Video Vanguard Award, previously awarded to renowned artists like David Bowie, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, and Pink.
Shakira opted for a comfortable wardrobe consisting of black, form-fitting workout clothes and knee pads during her dance practice in a spacious studio. Her flexibility allowed her to move freely and confidently throughout the session.
Performer: Shakira, the artist behind the popular song “Hips Don’t Lie,” was spotted moving her body on the ground in various positions during her dance performance.
Skill: Afterward, she picked up a shiny guitar and confidently approached the microphone.
Excitedly anticipating the upcoming event, Shakira shared a post on social media asking her followers to guess which song she’s referencing in her pose. The renowned singer previously received her first MTV VMA for her hit Ojos Asi in the category of International Viewer’s Choice. In 2006, she was presented with her third Moon Person trophy for Best Choreography for the beloved Hips Don’t Lie music video. Shakira’s most recent VMA win was in 2007 when she collaborated with Beyoncé on the chart-topping Beautiful Liar. The star-studded VMAs lineup also includes performances by Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin, and Stray Kids.
Champion: Besides her performance at the event, she will also receive recognition with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award (depicted in a photo taken at Madison Square Garden in 2018).
Taylor Swift is leading the nominations for this year’s awards with a total of eight, including Best Video, Song of the Year, Best Pop, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Editing for her song “Anti-Hero.” She’s also in the running for Artist of the Year. Following closely behind Swift is SZA, who has six nominations. Other artists with multiple nominations include Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, Sam Smith, BLACKPINK, Diddy, and Shakira. This year’s list of nominees features a record-breaking number of first-time nominees, with 35 newcomers including Ice Spice, GloRIlla, Petras, and boygenius.