Selena Quintanilla-Pérez would be proud. Jennifer Lopez left the Billboard Latin Music Awards audience stunned with her incredible tribute to the late Latin Music icon! Watch it here.
How incredible! Jennifer Lopez, 45, joined Los Dinos and delivered a powerful, emotional homage to Selena, the iconic Tejano singer who was murdered in 1995, during the Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony on April 30!
Jennifer Lopez’s Selena Tribute At Billboard Latin Music Awards — WATCH
If there was anyone to pay proper tribute to the late Latin music superstar, it’s definitely JLo. Jennifer was phenomenal during her April 30 appearance at the awards ceremony. While wearing a crop top with jeweled pants under a sheer overlay, Jennifer performed a medley of Selena’s greatest hits with Selena’s siblings Suzette and A.B. and widow Chris Pérez (Los Dinos). Selena’s father, Abraham, even joined the group at the end of the performance.
When it was all done, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
Jennifer’s connection to Selena is more than just admiration. Jennifer and Selena are the only two Latin female stars to top the Billboard 200. And the connection doesn’t stop there! Selena was responsible for launching JLo’s career, as Jennifer portrayed the late singer in the 1997 Selena biopic. Jennifer cut her first demo afterwards, which led to her debut single and a legendary music career! It all came full circle on stage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards!
Selena’s Life & History
Selena achieved Latin music superstardom in the 1980s. She first had success with the band Selena Y Los Dinos, before moving on to a successful solo career. She was known for singing Tejano music, a popular genre of Latin music originating from the American Southwest. Selena would go on to win multiple awards for her music, including the Grammy Award for Best Mexican/American Album of the Year in 1993. Highly prolific, Selena released a total of twelve albums in just eleven years. Tragically, Yolanda Saldívar murdered Selena in 1995, but her impact on music is still felt today. Twenty years after her death, fans celebrated and honored the incredible singer. Now, you can add Jennifer Lopez to that long list!
What did you think about Jennifer Lopez’s tribute to Selena, HollywoodLifers?
— Jason Brow