The Billboard Latin Music Awards was held tonight in Miami, and tons of stars came out for the ceremonies, including Jennifer Lopez.
While she already stunned us on the red carpet, she had our jaws dropping to the floor as she performed a special tribute to the late Selena during the awards.
The “First Love” singer was joined on stage by Selena’s family to perform some of her most famous songs, including “Como La Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” and “I Could Fall In Love,” while photos and clips of her were projected in the background.
This year, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s family and fans acknowledged the 20th anniversary of her tragic murder, including J. Lo, who originally wanted the performance to be a surprise.
She previously told Ryan Seacrest:
“We wanted to do something special and they asked me if I wanted to be a part of it. And I said of course I did,” shared the singer. “It was such an impact on my life, getting to know her and being able to play her.”
Watch the full performance video from Jennifer Lopez above.
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
Remembering Selena: 20 Facts You Might Not Have Known About The Late Selena Quintanilla-Perez
1. Selena was only 17-years-old when she signed her first contract with Coca-Cola for $75,000.Source: 1 of 10
2. Selena made her own stage costumes by gluing Swarovski crystals on her bras.Source: 2 of 10
3. Selena was the first Latin artist to debut on the Billboard charts at number one.Source: 3 of 10
4. After her death, there was a big spike in the number of girls being named Selena.Source: 4 of 10
5. Selena dropped out of high school and earned her GED so she could perform full time. This was how her family made a living.Source: 5 of 10
6. Tejano music became directionless after Selena's death.Source: 6 of 10
7. Selena made a cameo on the popular Spanish TV novela "Dos Mujeres, Un Camino" in 1993.Source: 7 of 10
8. Selena owned a motorcycle.Source: 8 of 10
9. After her death, an estimated 100,000 people showed up to Selena's public viewing at the convention center in Corpus Christi.Source: 9 of 10
10. Selena Quintanilla-PerezSource:Getty 10 of 10
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