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Jennifer Lopez Cries As She Becomes First Woman to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards — Watch Emotional Video!

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By Shari Weiss

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(ABC)

Jennifer Lopez made history at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards as the first woman to receive the Icon Award.

The singer tearfully thanked her fans and all her family, including her kids, and told boyfriend Casper Smart that she loves him.

Lopez also had a message for “all you little ones sitting on the living room floor watching the TV right now, just like I used to do when I was back in the Bronx.”

“Have faith. Dream big. Think big. And know that anything is possible,” said the star. “You never know where you might end up.”

The honor, a lifetime achievement award for an artist’s contributions to popular music, has previously been given to Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, and — just last yearPrince.

Lopez’s special night also included performances of her new single “First Love,” and her World Cup anthem collaboration with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte.

Check out the video below!

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