Jennifer Lopez will perform a tribute to salsa icon Celia Cruz at the upcoming American Music Awards, adding a decidedly Latin feel to the annual music awards ceremony.
Lopez will join Katy Perry, TLC members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkin and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha and Lady Gaga at the AMAs, which will be broadcast on Sunday, Nov. 24 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST. Latino nominees include Bruno Mars (“Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary”), Marc Anthony, Prince Royce and Romeo Santos, all of whom have been nominated for “Favorite Artist – Latin.”
No further details have been released regarding Lopez’s tribute to Cruz, who passed away in 2003.
But there’s no doubt that the 44-year-old Lopez knows how to pull of an all-star tribute. After all, Lopez – whose 10th studio album will reportedly be released in 2014 – first catapulted to fame with her portrayal of Tejana singer Selena in the 1997 film “Selena.”
And it won’t be the first time that Lopez will have performed on the AMAs stage: in 2011, Lopez performed the single “On the Floor” and caused controversy when she danced provocatively on rapper Pitbull.