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Taylor Swift and Peso Pluma Create Historic Moment, Shakira Makes Sensational Comeback, and Other Highlights from the 2023 MTV VMAs
Taylor Swift Shines as the Night’s Most-Awarded Artist, NSYNC’s Surprise Reunion Steals the Show, and a Global Celebration at the 2023 VMAs”
The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards witnessed Taylor Swift’s remarkable achievement as she emerged as the evening’s most celebrated artist, walking away with a staggering nine awards, including Artist of the Year, Best Pop, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year.
The event, which took place on a Tuesday, brought together talented artists from around the world, featuring outstanding performances by the likes of Shakira, Peso Pluma, Stray Kids, Rema, and Anitta. The highlight of the night was the surprise reunion of NSYNC, who presented the “Karma” singer with the Best Pop Song award.
Nicki Minaj, in her dual role as host and performer, added an electrifying touch to the show, which was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs received the prestigious Global Icon Award, gracing the stage with an unforgettable performance that included hits such as “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “I’ll Be Missing You,” and “It’s All About the Benjamins.”
Diddy’s performance was a family affair, with his twins, Jessie and D’Lila Combs, joining him as backup dancers, and his son, Christian “King” Combs, sharing the stage.
The night was further enriched by the long-awaited return of Shakira, who took to the VMAs stage after a 17-year hiatus. In an iconic moment, she became the first South American artist to receive the Video Vanguard Award.
Shakira captivated the audience with a sensational 10-minute bilingual medley of her greatest hits, including “She Wolf” and “Te Felicito,” among others.
During her acceptance speech, Shakira expressed gratitude to the “amazing women” who helped break industry barriers and dedicated her award to her two sons, Milan and Sasha, for their unwavering belief in her ability to achieve it all. The night truly celebrated the extraordinary talent and diversity of the global music scene.