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post in: Songs, Beauty Date:15 Jul 2013, 13:24 views:2956
Bilingual artist, jennifer Lopez shined at the annual, billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Bronx-born talent performed twice and received this years Billboard Music Icon Award.
Lopez was accompanied by the Cuban-American rap singer Pitbull and Claudia Lette for the exclusive Billboard Music Award show opening number. The three sang the nationwide premiere of this year's official fifa World Cup, "We Are One (Ole Ola)." Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have collaborated together on many occasions. Before the evening ended, rapper Iggy Azalea and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martinwho also performed a fifa World Cup song "Vida"presented the icon award tribute to Jennifer Lopez, the first videos female to receive the Billboard award.
Martin and Azalea recognized her numerous accomplishments, which included many fellow artists congratulating Lopez via video just before her last performance - the debut of her first single, "First Love." It makes up her 10th album, "AKA to be released June. After Lopez's performance, she accepted the award from jennifer Martin and Azalea complete with a lengthy and emotional speech, graciously thanking her fellow collaborators, family, friends and fans. "All you little ones sitting on the living room floor, have faith, dream big, think big stated Lopez.
"And know that anything is possible, you never know where you might end.". Although Lopez has contributed vastly to the American music industry, it goes to mention she had some Latin contributions and influences. She was the leading actress and portrayed the legendary Tex-Mex singer Selena in the 1997 lopez movie "Selena which inspired her to record a Spanish album.
Her fifth studio album, "Como Ama una Mujer received the highest first-week sales for a Spanish album in the United States. Among many music genres she explored, Lopez included Latin pop and salsa, leading her to record a duo titled "No Me Ames" and "Escapmonos" with her ex-husband and salsa singer Marc Anthony. Lopez also took part in Latin television shows as in a five-part miniseries, "Como Ama una Mujer based on the actual song lyrics, and a reality talent show as a judge "Q'Viva!
The Chosen." The actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and recording artist also adds to her list her first book titled "True Love scheduled to be released October 28 in English and in Spanish.
The Billboard Music Icon Award has been awarded in the past four years.
Jennifer Lopez is the first female to join the ring of past recipients - Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince. Photos: Ethan Miller/Getty Images.
Jennifer Lopez - Performs, first Love Accepts Icon, award.