Jennifer Lopez was the star of the show at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards last night.
On Thursday (April 28), the actress and singer attended the award show and — in addition to performing a surprise duet with Marc Anthony — debuted her new single, “Mírate,” off her upcoming Spanish-language album.
While the premiere of this song was a big part of the award show, it was Lopez’s speech after being honored with the Telemundo Star Award that really made a splash.
After being presented with the honor and receiving congratulations in the form of a star-studded video from celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more, Lopez took the stage and revealed just how happy she was to receive the award.
“My family in music and in my life. To come back to my roots has a significance that goes beyond words,” Lopez said via Billboard. “Moments like these are proof of hard work and we are lucky if life blesses us in this way.”
She went on to praise her fans and everyone else who helped her get to where she is today. Plus, she gave a special shout out to the Latin community, which is where she feels at home.
“I love you so much. I feel blessed to be part of this creative world and to be able to represent our Latin community,” she said. “I feel at home. I am humbled to be here in your presence and accept this award.”
Congratulations, Jennifer, you definitely deserve this award!