When it pertains to words “icon,” Jennifer Lopez is the genuine offer.
On Thursday, Dec. 10, the three-way danger was acknowledged with the Icon Award at Billboard‘s yearly Women in Music Event. While the star-studded occasion really did not unravel done in the exact same space as it has in years past, it was equally as unique for this year’s guest of honors in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Joining music titans like Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain, Mary J. Blige, Cyndi Lauper and also in 2015’s guest of honor Alanis Morissette, Lopez was officially invited right into the excellent team of Icon Award champions.
“Thank you so much for this Women in Music Icon Award. Wow,” J.Lo shared throughout her approval speech. “Music has always been my passion. When I was little, music took the mundane and elevated into a celebration. It’s been my obsession ever since. Along with dance, it was my first love. Being able to make music and continue to make music all these years has been one of my biggest blessings.”
She proceeded, “My mom used to put me on the kitchen table and would show me how to do the booty shake, or we’d sing the oldies, whatever was at the top of the Billboard charts at the time. Those are my first performances. It’s what inspired me to do what I’ve had the privileged to do for all of you all these years.”