6 Best Performances at the Billboard Latin Music Awards

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Jennifer Lopez on stage during the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, from Miami, Florida at the BankUnited Center, University of Miami on April 30, 2015.

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Wisin, Daddy Yankee, Carlos Vives, Afrojack & Luis Fonsi deliver memorable moments.

With performances from Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Vives, Romeo Santos, Afrojack, Ne-Yo, Gerardo Ortiz and more, the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards were pretty jaw-dropping. But these moments were standouts by any standard:

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1. Jennifer Lopez's homage to Selena
Once in a lifetime, people. Here's Lopez, dressed in high-waisted pants and a bustier (Can anyone else carry off this look? Ah yes, Selena!), performing with a band that included Selena's original Los Dinos, including brother A.B. Quintanilla, sister Suzette Quintanilla and husband Chris Perez. At nearly eight minutes, this medley of hits was long for TV standards, but the emotional quotient plus the delivery (kudos to Lopez for a great live performance) made it perhaps the most memorable of the evening.

Watch Jennifer Lopez's performance here.

2. Marc Anthony/Gente De Zona
Opening numbers by definition should be spectacular. But the pairing of Marc Anthony and Gente De Zona -- on the brand-new single "La Gozadera" (The Party), which is all about having a blast Latin-style -- backed by dozens of dancers painted with different country's flags was rousing and fun and simply superb.

Watch Marc Anthony and Gente De Zona's performance here.

3. Afrojack, Ne-Yo and Luis Fonsi
EDM with Latin pop? The day before, Fonsi admitted it was a grand experiment. But boy, was their Latin-tinged version of "Ten Feet Tall" fun.

Watch Afrojack, Ne-Yo and Luis Fonsi's performance here.

4. Roberto Carlos
Lifetime-achievement winner Roberto Carlos sang for the first time in his 50-year career on U.S. Spanish-language TV. No dancers or pyrotechnics -- the songs say it all.

Watch Roberto Carlos' performance here.

5. Wisin, Carlos Vives and Daddy Yankee
Reggaetón and vallenato. We liked it! Especially when it was truly and fully integrated in the performance of the new Wisin single "Nota De Amor" (Love Note), featuring Vives and Yankee, in the first TV performance of the song.

Watch Wisin, Carlos Vives and Daddy Yankee's performance here.

6. Carlos Santana and Juanes
We've heard "Black Magic Woman," but not with Juanes on vocals. That, added to dueling guitars with Santana, made for a killer kick-off to a rocking medley that also included "La Flaca," the track featuring Juanes from Santana's album Corazón.

Watch Carlos Santana and Juanes' performance here.

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