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Jennifer Lopez Wiki/Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Family, Movies, Net Worth

Jennifer Lynn Lopez Rodriguez, better known as Jennifer Lopez or J.Lo , is an actress , singer , dancer , songwriter , record producer , fashion designer , entrepreneur , television producer , choreographer , perfumer and philanthropist American origin Puerto Rican .

Quick Facts
Birthday
 July 24, 1969
Age 50 years
Birth place Castle Hill, New York, United States
Partner Alex Rodriguez (2017–)
Children Emme Maribel Muñiz, Maximilian David Muñiz
Net worth US $400 million (2019 estimate)


Biography

Jennifer López Rodríguez was born in Castle Hill, in the neighborhood of El Bronx , New York , on July 24 , 1969 .  She was the second daughter of her Puerto Rican parents David Lopez and Guadalupe Rodríguez; She has a younger sister named Lynda and an older sister named Leslie.  Her father worked at night as a security guard and her mother was a kindergarten teacher . When Jennifer was born, the family lived in a small apartment, however, a few years later they could save to go to a two-story house.  At the age of five, Jennifer started singing nowdancing . At age seven he toured all of New York with his school. Her parents introduced their three daughters in numerous performances, in which Jennifer danced and sang.

Jennifer spent most of her time in Catholic schools, finishing at Preston High School. At school he did gymnastics and was a member of the school’s soccer team, excelling athletically, coming to compete in national championships. While attending his last year in high school, Jennifer learned that there was a casting for a movie that several teens looking for small roles, he passed the audition and landed a role in My Little Girl  in 1986 film low budget co-written and directed by Connie Kaiserman . There he played the role of Myra, a young woman in a center for young people with problems who did not even have dialogues and appeared only in a smallcameo . After finishing the filming of the film he realized that he wanted to become a “famous movie star”.

To please her parents, Jennifer enrolled in Baruch College , although to leave only one semester later. It was when she told his parents that his dream was to become a movie star, but they insisted that it was a stupid idea and that Latinos did not achieve anything in Hollywood . The differences of opinion between her and her parents caused Jennifer to become independent and move to Manhattan to study singing, dancing and acting.  During this period he participated in numerous local productions in musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar and Oklahoma . From there, she was hired for a choirin a Broadway musical and toured Europe for five months. After leaving the choir because she was not happy with her role, since she was the only member who did not have a song as a soloist, she got a job in the Synchronicity series in Japan , where she acted as a dancer , singer and choreographer

Personal life

For more than fifteen years, Jennifer López‘s private life has attracted the attention of the media and the pink press , due to her stormy relationships and quick commitments.  Jennifer Lopez has been married three times.  The 22 as February as 1997 he married for the first time with Cuban Ojani Noa. Lopez suffered legal problems during that marriage, coming to file a lawsuit regarding Noa. The couple divorced in January 1998 .  In April 2006 , She published a book, where she alleged that Noa was raping her. The following year, they went to trial and Lopez was rewarded with $ 545,000. While working on her debut album On the 6 , Lopez began dating producer and rapper Sean Combs for two years. Both were arrested in New York , the 27 as December as 1999 as they were involved in a shootout, however Lopez had nothing to do, but Combs itself. The couple broke their relationship at the end of the year 2000, making the event public at the beginning of the year 2001.

After his breakup with Combs, López developed a relationship with his former backup dancer Cris Judd, whom he married in September 2001 , in November of the same year they began a terrible couple crisis that ended in divorce in June 2002 . After her second divorce, she began a relationship with actor Ben Affleck , with whom she got engaged in November 2002 and canceled her wedding just days after her celebration  due to an alleged infidelity on the part of the actor. The media began referring to Ben and Jennifer as “Bennifer” and became a prominent superpair in the media and popular culture. “Bennifer”It became a popular term, which was finally introduced in urban dictionaries. 107 In January 2004 they ended their relationship.

After his breakup with Affleck, he began dating his former friend Marc Anthony . The couple married in secret in June 2004 . Two men tried to make a private video of the wedding, being sued by the couple for 1 billion dollars, charged with charges of conspiracy, attempted theft and possession of stolen property. The 7 of November of 2007 , during the last night of their tour, Lopez and Anthony officially confirmed that they were expecting their first child. Anthony confirmed they were expecting twins: “My sister also had twins, so it is a hereditary thing.”

Lopez about her private life

I have a little traditional family. I am a single mother, her father [Marc Anthony], does not live at home with them [her children]. They have three step-brothers from two other mothers. That is not traditional.
Finally, the 22 as February as 2008 , Lopez gave birth to a boy named Maximilian David and Emme Maribel a girl named in Long Island , New York . The twins were presented on November of March of 2008 by the magazine People , so they were paid 6,000,000 dollars, becoming the most expensive photographs of famous ever taken. [ citation needed ] In July 2011 , the couple announced their divorce, requested in April 2012 . From October 2011 to June 2014He maintained a relationship with his former backup dancer Casper Smart , ended after the exchange of text messages of sexual content between him and a transsexual model was made public.  After I asked him if he would like to have more children, Lopez said:

Career

Her interest in becoming famous came from having a supporting role in the movie My Little Girl . In 1991, she got her first job as a dancer and in 1993 she decided to dedicate herself to acting. She obtained his first role as the protagonist in the movie Selena , with which she became the first Latin actress to win a million dollars and was also nominated for the Golden Globe as Best Actress. She also starred in the first installment of the Anaconda film series (1997) . The following year, with the movie Out of Sight (1998) , she managed to collect two million dollars And also made one of the best performances of his career. In 1999 he debuted as a singer with his single If You Had My Love, which was number one on Billboard Hot 100 and with his album On the  (1999) , enjoying great success in the international market.

With the simultaneous release of his second studio album, J.Lo , and his film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first person to have the number one spot in the cinema and on his album in the same week, Record Guinness that nobody has taken away. Her 2002 remix album, J to tha LO !: The Remixes , became the first in history to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 , and includes single number one Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix) . Later that year, she released his third studio album, This Is Me … Then , which contains the singles Jenny from the Block and All I Have , and released his filmIt happened in Manhattan (2002) that enjoyed great success at the box office.

After starring in Gigli (2003) with Ben Affleck , a film that did not have the expected success, Lopez subsequently starred in the successful romantic comedies . (2004) and Monster-in-Law (2005) . His fourth studio album Rebirth (2005) certified platinum in the United States and includes his success Get Right that achieved good sales in several countries. Her fifth studio album, Como Ama Una Mujer (2007) reached number ten on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top Latin Albums listof the United States which breaks record with the highest sales for an artist who makes his debut in an album in Spanish. After a relatively long rest period, in 2011 he managed to re-position himself as a world star, after joining as judge in American Idol and launching his most successful single to date On The Floor , which was the theme of the best-selling female artist of that year, ranking number 1 in more than 37 countries, she was also the first woman to reach 500 million views in YouTube’s history and to date she has more than 1.15 billion views.  Until 2016 this single sold over 11 million copies in the world, being one of thebest selling digital singles in history .  In June 2012 he made his first world tour called Dance Again World Tour , for his album Dance Again: The Hits , beginning the tour in Panama City , toured the United States , Canada , Europe , Asia , Oceania , Africa and South America . In 2013 he announced that he would make a 3D movie of his tour called Dance Again 3Dwhich would include in addition to the concerts, how the tour took place and how he faced his divorce with Marc Anthony . In 2013 López signed as executive producer of the television series The Fosters . The series premiered at ABC Family in June 2013 and was quite successful as a result of which it obtained five seasons. In 2016 she starred and was the executive producer of the Shades of Blue series which had three seasons and won a People’s Choice Awards for Best TV Actress.  That year he started his first concert residence in Las Vegas calledJennifer Lopez: All I Have , Jennifer’s gross ticket sales exceeded $ 100 million dollars, thus becoming the residence that fastest reached that figure in history in that city, also managed to be the Latin artist with the most residence Lucrative in Las Vegas.  In 2017, she launched the successful TV World Of Dance dance competition showwhere she is a judge and executive producer, the program has already been three seasons and a fourth confirmed.

In 2011, Jennifer López was chosen by People magazine as the most beautiful woman in the world, the following year she was named as the most powerful celebrity on the planet according to Forbes magazine . It is also considered one of the most important artists of the millennium by different media and magazines dedicated to criticism.  In June 2013, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his collaboration in the world of music;  being the star number 2500.  In 2014 Jennifer received the prestigious “Icon Award” for Billboardwhich is the highest honor and recognition of the trajectory, thus being the first woman to obtain it.  In 2015 , the United Nations Organization ” UN ” appointed singer and actress Jennifer Ló Pez as the first woman spokesperson and defender of girls and women before this international entity. 18 Forbes magazine announced the list of The Best Paid Women of Music 2016 in which Jennifer entered the top 10 occupying the 7th position with a profit of 39.5 million dollars, which makes her the highest paid Latina of music.  Same position he held in 2015which had a profit of 28.5 million dollars. Lopez is the richest Latin superstar in the world with an estimated fortune of $ 370 million in May and is the most influential Latin artist in the United States , according to the list of “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in the People magazine .  TIME magazine named Jennifer as one of the 100 most influential people in the world of 2018, placing it in the “Icons” category , in addition to being the cover of it. At the MTV Video Music Awards 2018,Jennifer was awarded the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award that rewards all her impeccable music videography for 2 decades, becoming the first Latin artist in history to obtain it .

Lopez has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, making it one of the artists with major record sales in history , and accumulated a total of 3.5 trillion dollars in worldwide box office with all his films .

1991-1996: In Living Color and career as an actress

Jennifer López was selected as a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block in 1991 and performed with them during her performance at the American Music Awards . Shortly after he got his first job as a recognized character as a dancer in the In Living Color television show , he passed the audition for a supporting role and was selected as a finalist among two thousand applicants, although he obtained second place; He finally received the role when the initial selected did not accept the job. He moved to Los Angelesto film the series and remained a regular cast member until 1993, when he decided to pursue an acting career. Before leaving the show, Jennifer worked briefly as a dancer for the American artist Janet Jackson ,  participating in this singer’s world tour at the end of 1993, until she decided to make her own career.

López earned her first acting job in a leading role in 1993 in the drama film Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7, released on DVD as Lost in the Wild , a film that co-starred with Lindsay Wagner and Robert Loggia . Later that same year, Lopez signed an agreement with CBS to co-star in the television series Second Chances ; however, the series was canceled after broadcasting only six episodes, due to the low audience; The series had a derivative series , entitled Hotel Malibu , which was launched that same year. But as same asSecond Chances , received bad reviews and was cancelada..Obtuvo her first role in the film in My Family of Gregory Nava in 1995, playing Mary, a young Mexican immigrant, a role for which Lopez received the award Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress of distribution.

In November of that same year, she starred in Money Train along with Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson , as New York policemen . The film received mixed reviews and did not perform well at the box office; With a budget of $68 million, the film grossed a total of 77 million worldwide. In August of 1996, Jennifer obtained a secondary paper in the comedy Jack , that with a budget of 45 million raised a total of 59 million in the United States ; This movie also received negative reviews.

1997-2000: Selena and On the 6

In February 1997, Lopez starred with Jack Nicholson and Stephen Dorff the thriller Blood and Wine .  It was a commercial failure; the production budget was 26 million dollars and only raised one million at the box office; The film received positive reviews from critics.  In March of that year , Jennifer played the Latino singer Selena in the biopic of the same name, Selena . With a production budget of 20 million, the film raised a total of 65 million in the United States. Jennifer became the first Latin actress to earn a million dollars per movie in Hollywood. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times affirmed that the film was one of those unforgettable films and that the film is not only a celebration of Selena’s life, but also of the actress who played her because she saw a future star in her. Lopez was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for this film.

In April , she starred in the horror film Anaconda alongside Ice Cube and Jon Voight ,  J.Lo was already a Bankable Star in Hollywood . With a budget of 45 million dollars, the film Anaconda raised a total of 137 million dollars worldwide, becoming a great commercial success. In October of that same year he starred with Sean Penn and Billy Bob Thornton the movie U Turn directed by Oliver Stone . The film, based on the novel Street Dogsfrom John Ridley , he received positive reviews for his great work in acting.

In June , he starred alongside George Clooney Out of Sight , a film by Steven Soderbergh , an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard in 1996 . This is considered by critics as one of his best performances.

In October 1997 he lent her voice to the animated film Antz . With a production budget of $ 105 million, the film grossed a total of $ 172 million worldwide. Jennifer was fully established as an actress , and was among the most sought-after stars in Hollywood.

In 1998 she sent her demo to several record labels and Tommy Mottola , then director of Sony Music , called it because she had seen the movie Selena and thought that the actress of that film would be a world star. Jennifer signed that same day contract with Sony Music and went to work with the best producers of the moment, directing the project the producer Corey Rooney, who had worked with Mariah Carey , Céline Dion and Destiny’s Child .

The 1 of June of 1999 she released his first album, called On the 6 , in honor of the New York subway line taking every day to go to her singing lessons. The album was an incredible success, debuting in the Top 10 of the Billboard. His first single, If You Had My Love , reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. He also released a single for the Latin market called Do not love me , a duo he made with Puerto Rican-born singer Marc Anthony . This duet also reached number one on the Latin Billboard Tracks for ten consecutive weeks. Her second single in English, called Waiting for tonight, reached the top ten positions of the Billboard Hot 100. Jennifer was not only one of the best paid actresses in the world, but she was also a pop star with a successful album and several # 1 singles around the world.

Lopez returned to the big screen in August to star in the psychological thriller The Cell with Vincent D’Onofrio . With a production budget of 33 million, the film grossed a total of 104 million worldwide.

During the process of her second album, López decided to modify his image and show himself as a sex symbol .  On 23 January as as 2001 was released his second album, J.Lo , who was the nickname used by his followers to call. This album debuted at number one sales on the Billboard Hot 200 and set a Guinness record , as it was the first artist to place a number one record in sales, while a movie starring her achieved the same thing in that week. This movie was The Wedding Planner, his first romantic comedy for which he charged 12 million dollars, managing to be one of the 10 highest paid women in the history of Hollywood .  The first single from the album J.Lo was the subject Love Do not Cost A Thing it was a worldwide hit and won the number 1 in the charts. This album was relaunched the 24 as July as 2001 to add a remix of 3. er simple I’m real but this time the song was completely different because it had new font and style Hip Hop next rapper Ja Rule . This matterI’m real remix was for five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. As a curiosity this song was No. 1 at the time of the attack on the Twin Towers on November as September of 2001 . Jennifer Lopez was at the top of her career, and was already one of the biggest stars in the world.

In February 2002 he released a very hip hop remixes album J to tha LO !: The Remixes ,  debuting at number 1 sales of Billboard Hot 200, as well as his first single, Ain’t It Funny (Remix ) together with Ja Rule, he reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, establishing two records: being the only singer to have a remix record in first place in sales at the same time as a remix song does. 53 In May 2002 , Jennifer starred in the thriller Enoughin which she plays a woman named Slim, who runs away from home after being assaulted by her husband. Jennifer charged $ 15 million for this movie, which raised $ 52 million at the box office, and received little enthusiastic reviews. During filming he suffered a nervous breakdown due to overwork. In September , she launched his first fragrance, Glow by JLo .

On November 26 , the same month of his commitment to Ben Affleck , to whom he dedicated most of the album, Jennifer releases his third studio album called This is me … Then he achieves excellent sales, the best he had achieved in his debut week, reaching number 2 of the Billboard Hot 200. His first single Jenny From The Block becomes a worldwide success and in the video of that song appears his then-promised Ben Affleck . His second single All I Have with the participation of rapper LL Cool J reached the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100 . Jennifer was one of the leading artists of thepop music . In February of that year he asked his friend Marc Anthony to help him in the production of a new version of the famous song Sway performed in the fifties by Dean Martin and that Jennifer would play for the soundtrack of his movie Shall we dance? .

He joined Ralph Fiennes in theaters the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan , which entered the number one US box office with more than 18 million, to finally raise only 94 million dollars in the United States alone. Adding international collections, the figure rises to 154 million.

In August 2003, López starred with Ben Affleck the romantic comedy Gigli . With a production budget of 54 million dollars. The film grossed a total of 7 million worldwide, becoming a box office failure . The film universally received negative ratings from critics, who considered it a very strange movie.

2004-2008: Rebirth , How a Woman Loves and Brave

In March 2004 , Lopez had a supporting role in the movie Jersey Girl , along with Affleck. His character, Gertrude Steiney, dies during childbirth within the first 15 minutes of the movie. With a production budget of 35 million, the film was a commercial failure, earning a total of $ 6 million at the box office. In October , Lopez co-starred with Richard Gere the drama Shall We Dance? , a reissue of the 1996 Japanese film that had the same title. With a production budget of 50 million, the film raised a total of 170 million in the world.

In 2005 Jennifer debuted with her fourth studio album entitled Rebirth , chosen title, as Lopez felt in full rebirth after having overcome the break with Affleck and the failure of Gigli . The album was released on March 1 and debuted as number one in worldwide sales, selling in just one week 650,000 copies and placed number one on the Billboard Hot 200. His first single, entitled Get Right , which had a fusion of Funk popIt was a success, reaching number one in Europe and the No. 12 position on the Billboard Hot 100 list. However, Jennifer stopped promoting the album, apparently because of disagreements with her record label. Having no support, the album fell on the sales charts.

Bordertown , a film based on the murders of women in Ciudad Juarez , Mexico , made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18 , 2006 , co-starring Lopez. Bordertown was a commercial failure, raising a total of eight million dollars worldwide, with its production budget of 21 million. Jennifer Lopez then produced DanceLife , a reality show that follows the lives of seven dancers trying to get a place in the world of professional dance. It was aired on MTV since January 15 , 2007until March 5 .

In 2007 , Jennifer enters the Latin music market with her fifth studio album and first work entirely in Spanish entitled ” How she loves a woman ” . The Spanish ballad album was produced by Estefano and Julio Reyes. The album went on sale on March 27 , debuting as No. 1 in sales, it is considered the best-selling Spanish album in a week by a debuting singer. The first single was What did you do , according to Lopez, the idea of ​​this song came from the dream that her husband Marc Anthony had with the Spanish singer Rocío Dúrcal . The song was an international success and reached the number one position of the Billboard Latin Songs. The music video of Que Hiciste was the first in Spanish to reach number one in the Top 10 of the English channel MTV. The second single I need you , was released the summer of that year; In the music video of the song Jennifer plays a policewoman who pretends to be in love with a criminal to catch him, but in the process, she truly falls in love with him and regrets the trap that set him up. The album How she loves a woman became the second best-selling Spanish album in the world in 2007, followed by Papito de Miguel Bosé .

In September of the year 2007 Jennifer goes on tour for the first time accompanied by her husband Marc Anthony , and together they tour the United States and Canada , ending it in November in the city of Miami where at the end of the concert Jennifer announced that she was pregnant. The 9 of October of 2007 J.Lo released her new album in English called Brave , her sixth studio album and fifth in English. The first single was Do It Well , a pop theme released on August 21 of that year to all radio stations that reached number one spot on the Billboard Dance Chart. The album debuted very low on the sales charts. “Hold ItDon’t Drop It was Brave’s international single , accompanied by a video that shows the pregnancy of the American diva. The song reached the number one spot on the Billboard Dance Chart. For the US market, the second single would be the Brave song , for which a music video directed by Michael Haussman was filmed, but not released to the public. In January 2008 Jennifer releases For risking the third single from her Spanish-language album Como ama una mujer ; The video shows a collage of images of the concert tour of the Lopez 2007 and behind-the-scenes scenes at these concerts.

2009-2010: The Back-Up Plan, Rupture with Sony and American Idol

Jennifer attends the Saturday Night Live program in February 2010 to start the promotion of the movie The Back-Up Plan , and also sings live two new songs that will come on the album Love? , which are Until It Beats No More and Starting Over . Jennifer is featured on several shows like Letterman , Jay Leno and Ellen to talk about the movie’s premiere. On April 23 The Back-Up Plan opens successfully; and starts a tour of Europe to support the release of the film.

Jennifer Lopez with Marc Anthony , Nancy Pelosi and Nydia Velázquez

At that time, Sony and the singer break their relationship, according to rumors, the company did not share Jennifer’s musical alternations (between English and Spanish, between danceable rhythms and Latin ballads). Sony perhaps thought that Lopez had blurred or lost his business profile because with so many changes, and with the passage of age, it was not as easy to label as before. But the singer would continue to surprise with more successes. On May 18 , Jennifer performs at the World Music Awards , where she receives an award for her contribution to music in these 10 years as a singer; and also plays a medley liveWith all your successes. On October 19, 2010, Lopez confirmed not knowing the release date of his new album Love? in the talk show The Talk ; however, he assured that the promotional video, Good Hit , would come out soon.

At the time of signing a new contract with Island Records , he resumed the creation of his new album. In June , after the departure of Ellen DeGeneres from American Idol , it was reported that Lopez was about to join as a jury of the ten season. During this same time, Lopez and Anthony decided if they wanted a role in The X Factor for their appeal to Latin American and international markets. It was officially announced in September that Lopez was joining the tenth season of American Idol . MTV said the agreement was “mutually beneficial for everyone involved,” while CNNHe reported that Lopez was seeing it as a decision to revive his career, while American Idol producers believed that Lopez and Steven Tyler would strengthen audience numbers .

2011-2012: «On the Floor», Love? and Dance Again … The Hits

Her single ” On the Floor ” (based on the popular ” Lambada ” of the 1990s ) was released on January 18, 2011 and is the first of his album Love? which marks his debut with the Universal Music label . «On the floor» has succeeded in overwhelming success, ranking No. 1 in more than 24 countries in the world and selling more than 4 million digital downloads in the United States and more than 8.4 million copies around the world. world, which has taken his career as a singer to a new peak.  In an interview with MTV News, RedOne explained what it had been like to work with Jennifer:

Let’s be realistic. With J.Lo, one has to be great [musically] or, if not, go home. To make a song that sounds good to her, you need dance influences, parties and her Latin heritage. She is a dancer and can sing. I was very surprised and I had a lot of fun working with her, her energy and the nature we work with.

Jennifer Lopez officially announced that Love? It would be published on May 3, 2011 and the second single in the United States would be “I’m into you” written by Taio Cruz and produced by Stargate. In September 2011 he released « Daddy », the third official single from Love? Produced by RedOne . The song reached No. 35 on the radio and the video has more than 250,000,000 views on its official YouTube channel . Via Internet a song was released between Lopez and the Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias called «Mouth 2 mouth» that is said to be part of the re-edition of EuphoriaSpanish album that was eventually canceled by his record label. In November he collaborates in the song ” THE (The Hardest Ever) ” of the American singer will.i.am of his album #willpower , in the song also participates Mick Jagger .

Jennifer Lopez during the Dance Again World Tour

Lopez released his first major album, Dance Again … The Hits on July 24, 2012. « Dance Again », with Pitbull was released in April 2012 as the album’s first single. He reached seventeen in the Billboard Hot 100 , and also became his twelfth number in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. 57 Later that month, Lopez performed on Wisin & Yandel’s song , ” Follow the Leader, ” which was released as the first single from their Leaders album . 58 López also recorded a song entitled « Goin ‘In»With the American rapper Flo Rida , who also appears in Dance Again … The Hits and in the movie Step Up Revolution (2012).  “Goin ‘In” was produced by GoonRock, who has also produced another Lopez song, entitled “Clothes Off.”  On 14 June of of 2012 made its first world tour Dance Again World Tour , created for his album Dance Again: The Hits , begun in the city of Panama and had a tour of the United States , Canada , Europe , Asia ,Oceania and South America .

2013-2015: The Fosters , AKA , Home and The Boy Next Door

The 25 of maypole of 2013 , Lopez announced it would debut as the new creative director of “nuvoTV” . On the other hand, he founded the mobile phone brand Viva Móvil , which will be specifically for Latinos. Inspired by her homosexual aunt, who had recently died, Jennifer signed as executive producer of the television series The Fosters , which is a series in which two lesbians raise a child. The show premiered at ABC Family on June 3, 2013 and has since been a hit audience for the chain. In 2013 Lopez launched two new fragrances: Forever Glowing and JLove. In 2014, Lopez launched another new fragrance: Glowing Goddess. He also works on the development of the movie Dance Again 3D . In mid-2014 she is recording several works, related to film and television.

After the completion of her ” Dance Again World Tour, ” Jennifer began recording her eighth studio album: AKA , inspired by her travels. In January 2014, two promotional singles came to light, Girls in collaboration with DJ Mustard and Same Girl, whose video was shot in The Bronx. On March 11 he released his first single I Luh Ya Papi, feat French Montana, which did not have a big impact on the charts. First Love was the second single, released on May 1, although it got good reviews was not a success. 63 The album was released on June 17 , 2014 through Capitol Records, The album reached the # 8 position of the Billboard 200, with moderate success. As a third single he chose Booty, a controversial song that talks about big butts, which debuted at # 18 of the Hot 100. 64 also collaborated in the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup: «We Are One ( Ole Ola) »together with the Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte , and performed by Pitbull . 65 On 21 January as as 2015 debuts a movie Thriller ” The Boy Next Door ” Jennifer was the main character and producer. Won an MTV Movie Awards for Best Actress. The film had mixed reviews, the majority positive for being a low-budget film of 3-4 million dollars, managed to be entertaining and raise 52.4 million dollars worldwide. 66 In March of 2015 world premiere the animated comedy film Home in which Jennifer put her voice to a character gaining $ 12 million, in the film you can hear their song “Feel The Light” which was the soundtrack tape. The film ranked No. 1 at the box office in the United States and raised a total of $ 386 million worldwide. 67 On 30 April as as 2015He paid a very emotional tribute to the late Queen of Tex-Mex Selena at the Billboard Latin Music Awards , singing her greatest hits. The 21 of July of 2015 releases another film called Lila & Eve with Viola Davis was low budget with $ 4.9 million, the film is about two mothers who lose their children and will not stop until we have justice either hand own, the film had good reviews after being a moving story and having shocking scenes that surprise the public, the film raised more than 45 million dollars worldwide.

2016-2017: American Idol , Residence in Las Vegas , Shades of Blue and World of Dance
The 6 of January of 2016 Jennifer returned to television with the fifteenth season of the talent competition American Idol .

The 7 of January of 2016 is released in the US its new series called Shades of Blue of 13 chapters, where Jennifer is the main character and Executive Producer; the series is about Harlee Santos who is a New York police detective and a single mother who struggles with financial problems. When she is caught in a raid against FBI corruption , she must choose between doing the right thing for her daughter or covering up her corrupt co-workers in the police. The premiere day of the series broke an audience record with more than 8.5 million people on the NBC networkAfter 7 years, the first 3 episodes had more than 20 million viewers. Due to the excellent success the second season was confirmed; in Latin America and Spain it premiered on April 7 , 2016 on Universal Channel and Calle 13 respectively.

The 20 of January of 2016 the first residence of the singer premiered Jennifer Lopez: All I Have developed in the casino Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in The AXIS of Las Vegas . According to the TMZ.com portal , the singer would have signed a contract worth approximately $ 29 million, being one of the highest salaries in the history of the city’s shows compared to other artists who have also told or told with his own show in Las Vegas like Celine Dion , Cher or Shania Twain . According to the Daily Mail ofUnited Kingdom , “is a great show, with a complicated choreography” and “a J Lo fantastic.”

At the end of the first stage of the tour in February 2016 , an extension of the show was announced until December of that year due to the success of the singer’s residence, who got a good debut in Las Vegas with a high demand, a reception Very good commercial and a response from the very positive music critic with almost praise to the show devised by the singer. Thus, the residence went from being only twenty concerts to almost forty. In July 2016, a new extension was announced until 2017, reaching 58 shows. 68In June 2017, a new extension was announced until September 2017, reaching 68 shows. At the end of 2017 it was announced that the end of his residence will be in September 2018, exceeding 100 shows.

In March 2016, it was announced that Lopez signed a contract with Epic Records , a producer with whom he worked on his first 7 albums. With this production company she released the single ‘ Ain’t Your Mama ‘, in April 2016 , song written by Meghan Trainor . Ain’t Your Mama became a success and Lopez’s first appearance in some European territories after four years, such as Spain , Switzerland , Finland and France , where he reached the 1st place in Spain and obtained certification of x3 Platinum, disc platinum in Italy andGermany , and Diamond disc in Poland and France . The music video of the song was directed by Cameron Duddy and released on May 6 , 2016 on YouTube , currently has more than 500,000,000 views.

Jennifer voice reprized her role as Shira in the animated film Ice Age: Collision Course (Ice Age) , which opened in July 2016 . 69

In October 2016 , Billboard confirmed that López is working on a new album in Spanish, with the participation of Marc Anthony as producer. 70 71 The first single, a version of ” Olvídame and hits the back ” of the Argentine duo Pimpinela , with the collaboration of Anthony and published in November 2016 , 72 also launched a tropical version of the same No. 1 was positioned on the Tropical Songs of Billboard . 73 In December 2016 the singer releases “Chegaste “a promotional single by Roberto Carlos , this would be the first time that Lopez sings in Portuguese. 74

Jennifer will play the Colombian drug dealer Griselda Blanco “The godmother of cocaine” in a new HBO movie . 75

In July 2016 , Jennifer announced a new dance competition series titled World of Dance , in which she works as an executive producer and lead judge. The reality was aired on NBC on May 30, 2017 and will feature 10 episodes. Its first episode had almost 10 million viewers. 76 As an executive producer, Lopez is also developing a legal drama still without a title for CBS and a futuristic drama series titled CRISPR for NBC . 77

In collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti , he has designed his own collection of shoes, bags and jewelry. Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez was released for sale in January 2017 . 78

On March 5, 2017 , the second season of Shades of Blue was launched by NBC due to excellent audience data for the two episodes broadcast, a third season was confirmed. 79 In Latin America, it was released in April 2017 on Universal Channel . 80 On July 4, 2017 he released a single for his Spanish album, called Ni Tú Ni Yo with Gente de Zona .

2018-present: Chief by accident, Bye Bye Birdie Live !, World of Dance and All I Have
Jennifer will become an executive producer and star in the classic Bye Bye Birdie Live! , a live television and music production that will air on NBC . 81 On May 29, 2018 , the second season of World of Dance premiered with 16 episodes.

On September 29, 2018 was his last show of his residence in Las Vegas ” Jennifer Lopez: All I Have “. Once the residence was finished, the official data were known, and according to Billboard magazine , the gross sales of the artist’s tickets exceeded $ 100 million during the 3-year duration, thus achieving the residence that quickly reached that figure in The story in that city also managed to be the Latin artist with the most lucrative residence in Las Vegas. 11

On December 21, 2018, his film Boss by accident with a production budget of 15.7 million dollars was released in the United States , the film managed to raise 72.3 million dollars worldwide. 82

On February 26, 2019, the third season of World of Dance premiered on NBC . [ appointment required ]

Currently, Jennifer Lopez is immersed in her ” It’s My Party Tour ” tour which began in June 2019 on the occasion of her 50th birthday. The tour runs throughout the United States and Canada with only concerts in Spain, Russia and Turkey.

TV programs

American Idol
With the departure of Ellen DeGeneres from American Idol , Lopez took his position as official judge of the tenth season of the series. Together with Steven Tyler , and Randy Jackson . 83 that season was released on January 19, 2011 where Lopez demonstrated his human side by helping many participants. During the season the first was presented twice, along with rapper Pitbull , playing her single On the Floor and the second in the final of the show, with her then husband Marc Anthony , as a dancer. In the summer of 2013 he received a second contractto return to his position as judge in said reality show , reaching an agreement with them and will soon return in his thirteenth season. The 6 of January of 2016 Jennifer returned to television with the fifteenth and final season of the talent competition American Idol .

Q’Viva! The Chosen
In June 2011, it was announced that López, along with her ex-husband Marc Anthony and with the help of American Idol creator Simon Fuller, would make a new program where they would look for the next Latin star through 21 countries in Latin America. The auditions would begin in mid-July and August. 84

On January 24, the world premiere of ¡Q’Viva! The Chosen through the networks Televen of Venezuela , Teledoce Uruguay , Caracol Televisión 85 of Colombia and Univision of the United States .

World Of Dance
In July 2016 , Jennifer announced a new dance competition series entitled “World of Dance,” where participants compete for $ 1 million, in which Lopez works as an executive producer and is the lead judge with Derek Hough and Ne -Me . The show is aired on NBC and premiered on May 30, 2017 , having almost 10 million viewers in its first episode. 86 On May 29, 2018 , the second season premiered with 16 episodes. On February 26, 2019 the third season premiered.

Music

Influences

Michael Jackson and Madonna are two of the artists who have inspired Jennifer Lopez.
J.Lo has been influenced by artists such as Diana Ross , James Brown , Michael Jackson , Madonna and Barbra Streisand . He has also had other small, but no less important, musical influences such as Selena , Whitney Houston , Irene Cara , Samantha Fox , Deborah Gibson , Janet Jackson and Gloria Estefan .

Musical style

López has explored numerous musical genres throughout his musical career, which includes, pop , Latin pop , dance , R&B , hip hop , rock , funk , house music and salsa among others, often in collaboration with the composer Cory Rooney According to Ed Morales in the Latin Beat: «The rhythms and roots of the Latin music of Bossa nova to salsa and beyond. […] Explore romantic innocence with Latin music while feeling a stronger identification towards thehip hop ». Lopez has been exposed mainly to traditional Latin pop styles ranging from salsa to bachata . 87 88 89

Jennifer confessed that she grew up with the sound of hip hop . His first two albums include funk , dance , urban music , ballads , sensual music and Spanish music . The release of their third studio album, This Is Me … Then , when Lopez was stepped new musical styles, mainly in music of the 70s . 90 The fourth album, Rebirth explored more hip hop and pop rock , with greater use of percussion instruments . His sixth and seventh studio album,Brave and Love? , they deepened him even more in the sense of music and dance.

Love is the main theme of the Latin star, although it has explored themes such as dance , sensuality , friendship and hearing . He often expresses personal experiences in his songs, such as his relationship with Ben Affleck in the single “Dear Ben.” Critics point out that López’s voice of light is often obscured by brilliant music production. The Baltimore Sun believes that Jenniffer must have a stylistic range , although she feels that her subject lacks personality and that her voice sounds similar to Janet Jackson and Madonna . 91 9293 94 95

Public Image

Andrew Barker de Variety explained that López’s image is constantly evolving, saying he presents “a lot of contradictions,” like a pop star . Barker wrote: “Despite having a carefully cultivated image as an imperious empress of pop with ridiculously expensive costumes, with many # 1 hits such as I’m Real , On The Floor , If You Had My Love and Jenny From the Block ». Sale after taking her second studio album, J.Lo changed his image and established himself as a sex symbol ( ” sex symbol») Frequently provocative. although he made it clear that he didn’t want commitments Television host Ray Martin describes it as a “phenomenon of the entertainment world.” Jennifer López, like Christina Aguilera and Madonna , has managed to develop an image of women as a sex symbol and one of the most desired women on the planet.

Lopez has been widely recognized for his talent for dancing, especially for making the controversial ” twerking dance ” and his acting talent that earned him a Golden Globe nomination , and of course for his physical appeal and his Latin body. In 1998 the magazine Details appointed Jennifer as “the sexiest woman in the world.” In 2011 , at 41 years of age, she was named the most beautiful woman in the world by People magazine . Lopez was surprised, and was satisfied after a woman her age could be on the list. In 2012, won the second place on the list “The 100 sexiest female singers of all time” of the magazine Complex . In 2013 , VH1 positioned J.Lo at No. 4 of the “100 Sexiest Artists”, while Vibe Magazine named him the most “influential” celebrity of the past twenty years.

Marketing

Clothes lines
Lopez launched his own clothing line in 2003 , called ” JLO by Jennifer Lopez “; The line includes different types of clothing for young women, including jeans, shirts, jackets, belts, bags and underwear. In addition, it also launched a jewelry line and an accessory line that includes hats , gloves and scarves . Jennifer attended the Louis Vuitton Winter Campaign in 2003 . In 2005 , he launched a new clothing line called «Sweetface» . At the end of 2007, JLO by Jennifer López retired and launched a new line for young people called «JustSweet» . His fashion lines have been part of many fashion week events in New York . Jennifer has launched a new fashion line with Kohl department stores. The collection includes sportswear, dresses, bags, jewelry, shoes and evening clothes. Also in collaboration with department stores Kohl in 2013 produced the launch of a new line of dresses that everyone could buy to fight breast cancer .

Fragrances
Jennifer ventured into the perfume industry, with her debut Glow by J.Lo. In October 2003 , he presented a perfume called “Still”, after reviewing “Glow by J.Lo”, the previous year by creating a limited edition of a spin-off , “Miami Glow by J.Lo”, in Tribute to the city of Miami . He has also introduced a “Glow” line of body lotions and tanning products. For the season of Christmas of 2005 she launched another fragrance , “Live by Jennifer Lopez”. And for the day of Valentine in 2006 he launched “Love at First Glow by J.Lo”. His next fragrance, “Live Luxe”,, with “Glow After Dark” in January 2007 . In 2010 he produced two new fragrances: “Love & Glamor” and “New Fragrance Love and Light”. In 2012 he produced two new fragrances: Eau the Glow and Glowing. 96 In 2013 Lopez launched two new fragrances: Forever Glowing and JLove. In 2014, López launched two new fragrances: Glowing Goddess, Wild Glow. In 2015 after the resounding success of those two fragrances of 2014, he released JLuxe. In 2016, Jennifer launched a new fragrance called Dark Wood.

Other means
Jennifer founded a television and film production company, Nuyorican, along with her manager, Benny Medina. His dancer and ex-husband Cris Judd had a role within the company when he and Jennifer were still married. In May 2013, she was named the creative director of the new channel, nuvoTV. The December to April of 2002 , Jennifer opened a restaurant in Cuba in the district of South Lake , California , called “Mother’s”. In addition, Lopez also has several restaurants.

Philanthropy

In addition to her career as an actress and singer-songwriter, López is a philanthropist who has contributed to several humanitarian and charitable works. In May 2001 , Jennifer attended a charity for UNICEF , along with magician David Copperfield . The 14 of February of 2007 , he received recognition and appreciation as a producer and actress Bordertown , a film against the murder and mistreatment of women in Ciudad Juarez , Mexico. José Ramos-Horta, who won the Nobel Peace Prize, presented the award to Jennifer at the Berlin International Film Festival. He also received recognition from Norma Andrade.

In addition to this, she is a great advocate for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles , and was awarded a humanitarian award for children, in September 2004 . Since then, he often goes to visit the children of the hospital. In 2008 he participated in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon . At the end of 2011 , López decided to launch, along with his sister Linda, the Maribel Foundation to help women and children, since she suffered a lot after finding a bulge for her little daughter Emme, which turned out to be nothing. 97

Actress pledged to promote vaccines against pertussis . He worked with associations known as “Sounds of Pertussis” or “March of Dimes,” to prevent adults from spreading pertussis to children . On the night of 27 of November of 2012 during a gala dinner she was honored for her organization, nonprofit, ” Lopez Family Foundation .” 98 99

At the end of March 2013 she was invited as the guest of honor to the charity event held in Phoenix , Celebrity Fight Night , where she also began a campaign against Parkinson ‘s disease . In May 2013 he confirmed his presence at the June 1 concert organized in London , to improve the conditions of all women in the world. In May 2013 , Lopez launched his own range of low-cost garments, the prices of which did not exceed $ 15 to make them accessible to the general public, the benefits obtained will go entirely to finance the eradication of breast cancer, a project that the star develops in collaboration with the chain of department stores Kohl. 100 In the summer of 2013 , she became the executive producer of the television series The Fosters , a series in which two lesbians raise their son and get married and where Lopez announced that she is in favor of female homosexuality . 101 In 2015 , the United Nations Organization ” UN ” appointed singer and actress Jennifer Lopez as the first woman spokesperson and defender of girls and women before this international entity. With the help of its own foundation, Lopez Family Foundation, which aims to make medical care more accessible to women and girls, is a spokeswoman and defender of the UN .

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