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Mexican-American singer and television star Jenni Rivera died on Dec. 9, 2012 in a plane crash. She was 43. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LARAS)

‘Diva De La Banda’ Jenni Rivera Won Fans Over With Her Resilience, Soulful Singing

Jenni Rivera launched her career hawking cassette recordings of her songs at flea markets, but a powerful voice, soulful singing style and frank discussion of personal troubles powered her to the heights of a male-dominated industry, transforming her into the one of the biggest stars of the genre known as grupero.

12/10/2012

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