In a night marked by her outstanding achievements, Colombian pop sensation Shakira made an indelible mark at the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards, not only through her triumphant wins but also with a poignant performance of her ballad “Acróstico,” featuring her two sons, Sasha and Milan.
Shakira, who arrived at the ceremony accompanied by her sons, received a staggering seven nominations, notably in the prestigious Song of the Year and Record of the Year categories. Collaborating with Bizarrap and Karol G, Shakira clinched two Latin Grammy Awards, adding to her already illustrious career.
The first accolade came during the pre-show when Shakira and Karol G jointly secured the Best Urban Fusion/Performance award for their powerful post-breakup anthem “TQG” from the Mañana Será Bonito album. The second win unfolded during the main telecast, where Shakira claimed the Best Pop Song award for the chart-topping “BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” a collaboration with Argentine producer Bizarrap.
During her acceptance speech, Shakira expressed her gratitude to her Spanish-speaking audience, stating, “You have been there accompanying me through the good and the bad, in difficult moments.”
However, the pinnacle of the evening was Shakira’s soul-stirring performance of “Acróstico.” Adorned in a resplendent golden gown with a depiction of Mary, the mother of Jesus, at its center, Shakira graced the stage with her emotional ballad. In a touching moment, her sons Sasha and Milan joined her onscreen, harmonizing with their mother and creating a heartwarming spectacle that resonated with the audience.
Shakira’s historic achievement of three nominations in the Song of the Year category, for “Acróstico,” “BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” and “TQG,” solidifies her status as a trailblazer in the Latin music scene. The 2023 Latin Grammy Awards became a testament to Shakira’s enduring impact and her ability to seamlessly blend nostalgia, musical prowess, and heartfelt performances on one illustrious stage.