Jennifer Lopez's touching tribute to Selena at Billboard Latin Music Awards (video)

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The "Booty" singer honors the late queen of Tejano music at Thursday's awards in Miami

Jennifer Lopez was brought to tears during an emotional tribute to late singer Selena at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami on Thursday.

The "Booty" singer pulled off the most touching moment of the night as she performed Selena's hit "Como La Flor," while footage of the late queen of Tejano music streamed in the background.

Dressed in a dazzling crop top with jeweled pants to match Selena's iconic style, J.Lo belted out the classic track before amping up the energy with "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom." She also went on to sing "Amor Prohibido," "I Could Fall In Love" and "No Me Queda Mas."

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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: Jennifer Lopez arrives at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented bu State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: Jennifer Lopez arrives at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented bu State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: Carolina Laursen and David Chocarro arrive at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented bu State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: Cynthia Olavarria arrives at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented bu State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: Rashel Diaz arrives at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented bu State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: Shannon De Lima arrives at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented bu State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 24: David Chocarro poses backstage at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards at Bank United Center on April 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)
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Lopez was joined on stage for the moving tribute by Selena's sisters, Suzette and A.B., and her husband Chris Pérez (Los Dinos), who played in her band.

It is not the first time that Lopez has portrayed the Grammy winning singer who was murdered 20 years ago, having starred in the 1997 musical drama "Selena." It marked J.Lo's breakout acting role despite the film initially being criticized for casting a New York City native born to Puerto Rican parents rather than a Texan of Mexican descent.

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In April, it was announced that Selena will release a new record and go on tour in the form of a hologram, sparking mixed responses from fans. "Selena One" will make a comeback in 2018, according to her official Facebook page.

Selena was shot and killed on March 31, 1995 at age 23 by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and the founder of Selena's fan club.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 at the Barclays center on September 9, 2014 in New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 at the Barclays center on September 9, 2014 in New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 at the Barclays center on September 9, 2014 in New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs at Fashion Rocks 2014 at the Barclays center on September 9, 2014 in New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs at Fashion Rocks 2014 at the Barclays center on September 9, 2014 in New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 at the Barclays center on September 9, 2014 in New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez attends Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez attends Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez attends Fashion Rocks 2014 at the Barclays Center on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez attends Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fashion Rocks)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Jennifer Lopez is seen on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Jennifer Lopez is seen on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Singer Jennifer Lopez is seen in the Meat Packing Distric on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jennifer Lopez is seen in the Meat Packing District on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Jennifer Lopez appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Jennifer Lopez appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Jennifer Lopez and Kathie Lee Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 27: Jennifer Lopez is interviewed by press as she arrives at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on August 27, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
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