(Photos) Celia Cruz Is First Latina To Be Honored At Apollo Theater In NYC!

The late Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, is the first Latina to be honored by Harlem’s Apollo Theater. She will join past honorees, such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson, with a plaque outside of the famous landmark. This also marks the 50th anniversary of which Celia Cruz first performed at the Apollo. She died in 2003, at the age of 77 years old. Over the course of her career, Cruz has won three Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards. To see pictures of the Queen of Salsa through the years, click below.

(Video) Jennifer Lopez Pays Homage To Celia Cruz At 2013 AMAs

During the 2013 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Jennifer Lopez did a special tribute to the late Latina legend, Celia Cruz. She sang and performed the Cuban Salsera’s classics and absolutely ripped it! Check out the full performance below.

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