Jennifer took the stage on May 18 in Las Vegas to win the most coveted award of the night and she’s the first woman to ever win this award! During her speech she thanked her ‘beau,’ Casper Smart, who was sitting with her mom and sister in the audience!
Jennifer Lopez, 44, looked unbelievable when she accepted her Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Awards and her performance was even more epic!
Jennifer Lopez Wins Icon Award & Performs New Single
She performed her brand new single, “First Love” and we fell in love with her! Jennifer’s singing, dancing, and outfit was all off the charts!
This award was a huge deal because it’s the top honor of the night. She’s the fourth artist to ever win the award, and joins Neil Diamond, Prince and Stevie Wonder.
“Jennifer Lopez is one of the most iconic performers of her generation,” Larry Klein, producer of the Billboard Music Awards said. “We are thrilled to honor her historic career with the 2014 Icon Award and will be on the edge of our seats like everyone else when she takes the stage.”
She gave an incredibly moving speech where she thanked her fans, her family, kids and even her boyfriend, Casper Smart. She talked about having completed 10 albums, her films and every single person that helped guide her along the way. At one point she even gave a special message for her Latina fans in English and Spanish and right at the end. The audience panned over several times to her mom, Guadalupe Lopez, and her sister, Lynda Lopez. Then, right at the very end, her eyes filled up with tears and she thanked her “beau” — that’s her boyfriend, Casper! The entire speech was so heartfelt and we loved it, she definitely deserved to win this award.
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But this wasn’t Jennifer’s only amazing performance of the night, she opened the show! Jennifer made sure to wear an itty bitty dress when she performed “We Are One” with Pitbull and it had the crowd on their feet!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Jennifer’s performance?
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