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Typically a celebratory occasion, the Billboard Latin Music Awards took on a somber tone last night, honoring the life and tragic death of Jenni Rivera.

The singer died in a December plane crash.

Posthumously, however, Rivera took home six trophies at the ceremony, including Regional Mexican Album of the Year (for “La Gran Señora”) and Artist of the Year.

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“You are my diva,” Rivera’s father, Pedro Rivera, said in accepting the awards.


“May God bless you, my daughter.”

The awards also paid tribute to Rivera via a montage of clips from her live performances and her reality-TV show, I Love Jenni.

Her brother Juan Rivera even sang “No Llega el Olvido,” accompanied by a mariachi band.

Don Omar, meanwhile, led the field with 18 nominations and an incredible 10 wins.