July 19, 2013 10:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
With American Idol firmly in her past, Jennifer Lopez has transitioned her focus back to the musical endeavors that made her such a star in the first place. And as always, JLo is having no problem capturing rave reviews. The singer’s latest accomplishment involves an award and a highly-acclaimed performance at Premios Juventud 2013.
Every year, Spanish-speaking celebrities are recognized and honored for their contributions to music, film, athletics and fashion during the exclusive Premois Juventud awards show. Jennifer Lopez always proves a force to be reckoned with, having captured an impressive ten awards since the event premiered in 2004.
Turns out, 2013 was no exception, with JLo once again coming away the big champion, winning the Premios Juventud World Icon Award. This honor was bestowed upon the celeb because of the important role she plays in the entertainment industry. She was happy to accept the award, thanking fans for their support and reaffirming her commitment to being both a great entertainer and role model. “When I see all these images and you beautiful faces, I feel very fortunate to be here tonight. What I have always wanted to do with my life is to create, sing, dance, act and entertain; and be a good person.”
Prior to receiving the World Icon Award, Jennifer Lopez proved that she still has what it takes to be one of the world’s best performers. To launch Premios Juventud, JLo joined Pitbull for an energetic rendition of her top hits, including On the Floor and Live it Up, among others.
Did you miss out on Premios Juventud 2013? Catch JLo and Pitbull’s impressive performance in the video we’ve posted below. When you’re finished, be sure to leave your reaction in the comments section!
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