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Jennifer Lopez to Honor Selena Quintanilla at Billboard Latin Music Awards

by Alyssa Ladzinski   Apr 17, 2015 16:47 PM EDT

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American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez, delivered a groundbreaking and career launching performance as Selena Quintanilla in Selena, the biopic that detailed her musical success, intimate life and catastrophic death. Lopez will honor the Tejana singer once more during the Billboard Latin American Music Awards.

Telemundo confirmed the award show tribute via Twitter as well as on Al Rojo Vivo, reports E! News.

"It's an honor, a great honor to be able to, 20 years after her death, to do a tribute for Selena," Lopez told Al Rojo Vivo. "She continues to be someone that inspires. It's something that excites me very much. And I want to do something special, very special-just like she was-in this tribute."

The emerging Mexican-American singer and fashion designer was murdered outside of a Texas Days Inn at the youthful age of 23 by her Fan Club president, Yolanda Saldivar. March 31, 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the beloved entertainers death. 

"There is never going to be another Selena," Lopez told Billboard. "And as far as music goes, that's what's beautiful about artistry...It's a special thing that Selena had. That's why we're still talking about her 20 years later."

3LW's Adrienne Bailon is among the celebrities who continue to honor Selena. For the first time in six years, Bailon took to the stage on her talk show, The Real, to perform "I Could Fall in Love" in front of a studio audience that included the singer's sister, Suzette Qunitanilla. She attributes her ambition to thrive in the entertainment industry to Selena's trimpuhs.

Telemundo will live broadcast the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 30.

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