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Jennifer Lopez honors Selena with performance at Billboard Latin Music Awards

  • Singer Selena Quintanilla performs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo inside the Astrodome, Texas.

    Singer Selena Quintanilla performs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo inside the Astrodome, Texas.  (AP2006)

  • Singer Selena Quintanilla performs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo inside the Astrodome, Texas. (AP)

    Singer Selena Quintanilla performs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo inside the Astrodome, Texas. (AP)  (AP2006)

Jennifer Lopez sang her heart out in a touching tribute to Selena during Thursday night’s Billboard Latin Music Awards.

In a role she’s played before, starring in the 97’ biopic movie of Selena’s life, Lopez sang five of the late singer’s hits: “Como La Flor,” Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “Amor Prohibido,” “I Could Fall in Love,” and “No Me Queda Mas.”

The touching performance (seen below) comes on the heels of the 20th anniversary of Selena’s murder on March 31 1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Lopez was accompanied by Los Dinos, the family band that played with Selena, and in an emotional moment at the end of the performance she embraced Suzette Quintanilla and A.B. Quintanilla, siblings of the slain singer.

The tribute lasted nearly 8 minutes and  included three wardrobe changes.

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This year, there have been many tributes including a two day music festival in Corpus Christi that included thousands of adoring fans and performances by Los Lobos and a screening of the biopic starring Lopez.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Lopez talking about Selena said, “"People like that don't come along every day," Lopez said. "There is never going to be another Selena.

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