Jennifer Lopez thanks Alex Rodriguez, her "4 Lovely Kids" through the Billboard Girls in Music occasion

When it comes to the word "symbol", Jennifer Lopez is the real deal.

On Thursday, December 10th, the Triple Threat won the Icon Award at Billboard's annual Women in Music event. While the star-studded event didn't take place in the same room as last year, it was just as special for this year's award winners amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Join musical titans like Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain, Mary J. Blige, Cyndi Lauper and last year's award winner Alanis MorissetteLopez was officially inducted into the formidable group of Icon Award winners.

"Thank you for this Women in Music Icon Award. Wow," said J. Lo during her acceptance speech. "Music has always been my passion. When I was little, music took the mundane and became a festival. Since then it has been my obsession. Besides dance, it was my first love. Being able to make music and continue to make music all these years was one of my greatest blessings. "

She continued, "My mom used to put me on the kitchen table and show me how to do the booty shake or we would sing the oldies, whatever was high on the Billboard charts at the time. Those are mine first It inspired me to do what I've had the privilege to do for you all over the years. "

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