J-Lo is the most influential artist at the Grammy Awards
The title was awarded by the Academy for Hispanic Heritage Month.
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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States ranked Jennifer Lopez as the most influential Latina of all time in the music industry, as displayed on its official website, which highlighted the career of 'Jenny from the Block,' who has "broken barriers and elevated Latin culture and music."
The Academy wrote on its website that Lopez has been able to represent her culture and elevate it before the world.
The accompanying text titled "How Jennifer Lopez's triple threat superstardom brought Latin culture to center stage," explains that with her dances, songs and performances 'J-Lo' has been the ambassador par excellence of her roots.
It also highlighted how she's created albums throughout her career that celebrate her Latino heritage, being faithful to her roots and managing to crate thousands of hits in English and Spanish at the top of the charts. It's a journey that has granted her the possibility of singing on "the biggest stages in the world" such as the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami alongside Shakira.
Why not Shakira?
Fans of the Colombian artist disagreed with the Recording Academy's choice of J-Lo because it swept Shakira's aside.
The discussion on social media has been mainly because Lopez was born in the United States. Although she is of Puerto Rican descent, many consider that this does not qualify her as a "Latina," reported Colombian newspaper El Tiempo.