Jennifer Lopez to pay tribute to Selena at Billboard Latin

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Jennifer Lopez Will Pay Tribute to Selena at the Billboard Latin Awards

Two decades after her tragic passing, Selena Quintanilla's legacy still lives on. And Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to her everlasting presence in the music industry, playing the iconic Mexican singer in the 1997 biopic. The American Idol judge will once again be embodying the legendary singer, paying tribute to her for the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards later this month.

Lopez claims that, "It is an honor, great honor, to be able to 20 years after her death, do a tribute for Selena."

Fans of late singer will be in for a surprise as JLo has hinted that her homage will be huge. Rumor has it that Selena's band, Los Dinos, will be backing up the singer throughout her performance. Although we'll have to wait until April 30th to see for ourselves, if her tribute is anything like her performance in the breakout film, we're sure it's going to be nothing short of amazing.

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Mexican singer Selena performing in concert; one month later she would be shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar, the pres. of her fan club, after confronting her on charges that she was embezzling funds. (Photo by Arlene Richie/Media Sources/Media Sources/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Singer Selena Quintanilla Perez inside nightclub (no caps). (Photo by Pam Francis/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Tejano singer & future murder victim Selena singing into mike on outdoor stage. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Portrait of Tejano singer Selena (Photo by Pam Francis/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Chris Perez, husband of slain tejano singer Selena, posing w. arms around her sister Suzette Quintanilla. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Estella Leak(R) wipes away tears during a memorial tribute for the slain Grammy-winning pop star Selena 02 April at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Tejano music queen Selena was shot to death 31 March in Corpus Christi, Texas. On the left is Estella Leak's sister, Olivia. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Chris Perez, husband of slain tejano singer Selena, posing outside on concrete steps. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(L-R) Family of late tejano singer Selena who was shot by her former fan club pres. Yolanda Saldivar: husband Chris Perez, parents Marcela & Abraham Quintanilla, & siblings A.B. & Suzette. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Family of tejano singer Selena who was killed by her former fan club pres. Yolanda Saldivar: mother Marcela Quintanilla (2L), husband Chris Perez (3L) & sister Suzette (2R) laying roses atop casket at her funeral. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Crowd of fans paying tribute to Tejano singer Selena, who was shot to death by her former fan club pres. Yolanda Saldivar, outside Selena's family home. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
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