“Revisiting the Spellbinding Collaboration of Shakira and Alejandro Sanz at the 2005 VMAs”

The MTV Video Music Awards are just around the corner! Shakira will be receiving the prestigious Video Vanguard Award, making her the first South American artist to receive this recognition. But before we get too excited, let’s take a moment to reflect on Shakira’s unforgettable performance of “La Tortura” in 2005. She wowed the crowd with her powerful vocals and signature hip-shaking dance moves. The energy in the room reached new heights when her friend Alejandro Sanz unexpectedly joined her on stage. It was definitely a moment to remember!

Their undeniable chemistry was impossible to ignore as he played the guitar and she sang with powerful vocals while dancing seductively on him. The audience was in awe of their captivating stage presence. “La Tortura” had already achieved great commercial success before this performance, having topped global charts, sold millions of copies, received critical acclaim and awards, extensive radio airplay, and even performing well in the emerging digital music realm. It continues to be one of Shakira’s most iconic and successful songs to date.

Shakira is all set to dazzle her fans once again, and they cannot wait for her much-awaited performance. With a wealth of experience under her belt, Shakira’s rehearsal updates have already caused a stir among her loyal followers. This upcoming event is particularly significant as it marks her return to the awards show after a hiatus of 17 years. Her last appearance in 2006, where she enthralled audiences with her blockbuster single “Hips Don’t Lie” featuring Wyclef Jean, is still fresh in everyone’s memory.

According to recent news, Shakira, the renowned singer aged 46, has been nominated for two categories this year – Best Latin Song and Artist of the Year, all thanks to her collaboration with Karol G on “TQG”. It is worth noting that the 2021 Artist of the Year category is exclusively for female artists, which is a first since it came into existence in 2017. The other amazing women who have received nominations alongside Shakira and Karol G are Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift. If you want to see the complete list of nominees, you can check it out here.

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