The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer’s adorable red carpet moment with her kids is just one of the many highlights for tonight’s awards show.
In fact, later this evening, Shakira will be honored with the Video Vanguard Award, which makes her the first-ever South American artist to receive the prestigious award.
“I couldn’t believe it,” the superstar said on the red carpet about her reaction to the news. “It’s such an important award. I mean, Michael Jackson received it once and so many other incredible artists, and I just feel humbled to be here.”
And as if that weren’t exciting enough, she’ll also hit the stage and perform at the ceremony for the first time in 17 years.
Moreover, Shakira is also nominated for Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration for her hit “TQG” with Karol G, and Best Latin for both “TQG” and her track “Acróstico.”
She has already won four VMAs throughout her decades-long career.
“She’s a trailblazer for women around the world & one of the first artists to lead the globalization of Latin music,” Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+, said in a statement on Aug. 28. “Her massive impact across the musical landscape will be long lasting as she continues to create and entertain at the highest level.”