Video Vanguard Award
Shakira is a Colombian singer-songwriter and multi-GRAMMY® award winner. She has sold over 95 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including three GRAMMYs®, twelve Latin GRAMMYs®, and multiple World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the most-viewed female artist, and one of the top-5 artists overall of all time on YouTube with over 20 billion cumulative views, and the most-streamed female Latin artist of all time on Spotify. Shakira’s last album "El Dorado” ranked #1 on iTunes in 37 Countries, won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2017 Latin GRAMMY® Awards, and Best Latin Pop Album at the 2018 GRAMMY® Awards. With over 10 billion streams, it is one of the most-streamed female albums of all time. Her single “Monotonía,” featuring Ozuna, broke records becoming the biggest Spanish language debut of 2022, the biggest solo female debut on YouTube and the biggest debut of her career. Upon its release, the video was #1 trending on YouTube, both globally and in over 20 countries on the YouTube Music chart. It also continues to be #1 on Billboard's Latin Airplay and Tropical Airplay charts. In 24 hours, Shakira’s latest release, “SHAKIRA || BZRP Music Sessions #53” made history both on Spotify with over 14 million streams and on YouTube with over 52 million views. The song debuted at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 is another historic moment for Shakira as she is the first solo woman to reach the Top 10 on the chart with a song recorded in Spanish. It is also the Spanish language song with most streams in a single day in Spotify history. She has also broken the all-time record for most monthly listeners for a Latin artist in Spotify history! BZRP Music Sessions #53 became the fastest Latin song to reach 100 million streams and debuted #12 on the Billboard charts. She is currently recording her next studio album.
Global Icon Award
Sean "Diddy" Combs, the legendary hip hop mogul and pioneer, is set to receive the prestigious Global Icon Award and perform at the 2023 "VMAs". Diddy will receive the Global Icon Award for his unparalleled career and continued influence that has achieved unrivaled global success in music and beyond. Combs, whose worldwide impact has lasted for more than three decades including two #1 albums on the Billboard 200 and five #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (CW TO FIX), will also make a highly-anticipated return to the iconic MTV stage. This marks his first performance at the "VMAs" since 2005.