Jenni won six awards and her family was there to accept them on her behalf. Her brother, Juan Rivera, even sang and her dad Pedro Rivera, gave an emotional speech when he accepted the award.
Jenni Rivera‘s family wants to make sure her memory lives on. The singer died in a plane crash in December, and she posthumously won six awards at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25.
Jenni Rivera Wins Artist Of The Year
Jenni won Regional Mexican Album of the Year for La Gran Señora and also won the coveted Artist of the Year. Her parents and two kids took the stage to accept the award on her behalf.
Throughout the show, clips from her reality show I Love Jenni and her performances were played for the audience. Her brother Juan Rivera also performed his sister’s song “No Llega el Olvido.”
When her dad Pedro Rivera took the stage to accept her award he said: “You are my diva. May God bless you, my daughter.”
Jenni’s Reality Show Still On The Air
Jenni’s family decided to go forward with airing the show. The season three premiere kicked off on April 14 at 9 p.m. and began with: “We dedicate this to the memory of Jenni Rivera … Mother, sister, hija, grandmother, amiga, artista, icon. Your legacy of love lives on.”
We are so happy that Jenni’s family paid tribute to her and that her music is still being awarded. The singer’s memory will live on in many ways and hopefully this can help bring closure to her family and fans.
— Chloe Melas
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