Jenni Rivera: 'The Voice Mexico' Continues Without Her

Rivera the Superstar Singer
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Born and raised in Long Beach, Calif., Rivera is known for her interpretations of Mexican regional music known as nortena and banda. She has had 10 top 10 songs on Billboard's Regional Mexican Airplay chart (including a No. 1), eight top 10 entries on the Regional Mexican Albums chart (including four No. 1s), seven top 10 hits on the Top Latin Albums chart (including one No. 1) and one top 10 hit on the Hot Latin Songs chart. She has sold about 1.2 million albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The spin-off of the hit U.S. competition will resume on Sunday.

The Voice Mexico (La Voz Mexico) will resume Sunday on Televisa after being postponed by the death of Jenni Rivera, the network confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rivera, who joined the second season of the reality singing competition as a music coach, died Dec. 9 with six others in a plane crash near Monterrey, Mexico, while en route to Mexico City. 

Televisa delayed that night's semifinal episode of The Voice Mexico following news of the crash; instead, the network aired a special on the superstar singer.

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The show will "resume with its regular transmission," according to Televisa, which isn't planning to reformat the program's final showdown into an homage to Rivera.

Rivera, among the most successful female performers on today's Latin scene, was signed to Fonovisa/UMLE and starred in her own reality show, I Love Jenni, on cable network mun2. She recently signed with ABC to star in her own comedy series, Jenni.

"Jenni was one of the most influential, authentic and captivating Latinas in entertainment. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend, who broke through the language barrier and connected with millions of fans in a unique, powerful and lasting way," said a joint statement from Spanish-language mun2, which broadcasts I Love Jenni, and sibling channel Telemundo.

With additional reporting by John Hecht.