Jennifer Lopez to Pay Homage to Selena at the Billboard Latin Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Homage to the Great Selena at the Latin Billboard Awards
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It’s been 18 years since Jennifer Lopez portrayed Selena Quintanilla in the movie Selena, but the singer will once again get the opportunity to honor her. Lopez is set to perform a musical tribute to the late singer at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 30, Billboard reports.

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The announcement came on an important day, too; Billboard announced the news on what would have been Selena’s 44th birthday. According to TIME, Telemundo also announced the performance on Al Rojo Vivo.

“It’s an honor, a great honor to be able to, 20 years after her death, to do a tribute for Selena. She continues to be someone that inspires,” Lopez told the show. “It’s something that excited me very much. And I want to do something special, very special, just like she was, in this tribute.”

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In addition to Lopez, the Billboard Latin Music Awards' star-studded lineup boasts performances from Juanes, Afrojack, Daddy Yankee, and Romeo Santos.

The awards air on Thursday, April 30 at 7pm EST on Telemundo. Tune in to see J.Lo’s once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the Tejano queen!