was born on July 24, 1969. She is a famous Puerto Rican-American
actress, singer, designer, dancer, fashion icon, and one of the
richest celebrities in the world. She was born and raised in the
Soundview section of the Bronx, New York.
Lopez Before Being Famous
Lopez started off as a backup dancer for the 1980s Music Queen
Janet Jackson. She later took up acting, saying that she always
knew she wanted to do dancing, and that her inspiration came from
some of her favorite artists like Madonna, Janet Jackson, and
singer Michael Jackson.
Relationships: Jennifer Lopez is currently married to the
famous Latin American singer Marc Anthony. She has also had relations
with a number of famous men including Ojani Noa, Sean Combs (aka.
Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, and Puffy), Cris Judd, and Ben Affleck.
Jennifer Lopez gave birth to twins with husband Marc Anthony on
the 22nd of February, 2008. Her son was called max and her daughter
was called Emme.
Jennifer Lopez and the Movies
Lopez started her acting career early in the 1990s with movies
like Mi Familia, Money Train, and U-Turn, but her breakthrough
was the part of Selena Quintanilla in the movie Selena. She followed
this with a well-received performance in Out Of Sight with George
Clooney. She has also appeared in The Cell, Angel Eyes, The Wedding
Planner, Enough, Maid in Manhattan, Gigli, Jersey Girl, and Shall
We Dance, and has appeared in several other movies and television
Jennifer Lopez and Music
J.Lo's music, mainly pop and R&B, includes the albums J.Lo
and On The 6, a reference to the subway line she used to take
growing up in Soundview.
On The 6
was released in 1999 and featured the massive first single,
"If You Had My Love". It also contained the Spanish
language, Latin-flavored duet "No me ames" with Marc
Anthony, which was an international hit and was not released
as a single in the United States, although the video got moderate
airplay on American VH1 and The Box as a novelty.
In the fall
of 1999, the album's second American single, "Waiting For
Tonight" was released. It was not a hit on the same scale
as "If You Had My Love", but was huge nonetheless.
The memorable video capitalized on the millennium craze of the
time, featuring J. Lo at a futuristic dance party in a jungle,
while an enormous clock counted down the seconds to the year
2000. The video also had a popular dance remix, by popular club
remixer, Hex Hector. To date, the remix video still gets occasional
airplay on MTV2, during dance blocks.
also included the other hit singles like, "Feelin' So Good",
a hip hop track which contained guest raps by Big Pun and Fat
Joe and the Latin-dance-flavored track, "Let's Get Loud".
the end of 2000, Lopez released "Love Don't Cost A Thing",
her first single from her second album, J. Lo. Upon the album's
release in early 2001, it quickly rose to the top of the charts;
as had the single, which became her biggest hit since "If
You Had My Love". The second single, "Play",
which was written by rising teen star, Christina Milian, was
a huge dance radio and club hit in early 2001 and was also successful
on pop radio.
next two singles, "I'm Real" and "Ain't It Funny"
were her biggest ever hits both spending many weeks on top of
the Billboard charts. However, to capitalize on this, Lopez
asked Murder Inc. to remix both songs, completely changing the
lyrics and melodies and adding raps from Ja Rule in both songs,
and from Caddillac Tah to "Ain't It Funny (Remix)".
The "I'm Real" and "Ain't It Funny" remixes
were two of the biggest pop and rap hits in late 2001 and early
2002, respectively, and their more hip hop sound gave J.Lo street
credibility and brought her music to a whole new group of fans.
the successful trend by getting 50 Cent and Nas to write rhymes
for two remixes of her next single, "I'm Gonna Be Alright".
In mid-2002, Lopez released a remix album called J To The L-O:
The Remixes, featuring the already popular rap remixes of "I'm
Real", "I'm Gonna Be Alright", and "Ain't
It Funny", and well as the dance remix of "Waiting
For Tonight". The album also included rarer dance and hip
hop remixes of her past singles, and a new song, a ballad called
"Alive," which was included in Lopez' movie, Enough.
In the fall
of 2002, Lopez released This Is Me... Then, which spawned three
hugely popular singles: "Jenny From The Block," (based
on the "Off the Books" by the Beatnuts which included
raps from Jadakiss and Styles P; "All I Have," one
of 2003's most popular songs to date, which was a duet with
LL Cool J; and "I'm Glad". Later she released the
fourth single "Baby I Love You" the musical theme
for the movie "Gigli." Last, she released the fifth
single "The One", but the video was based on the remixed
version of the song which featured East Coast Rapper Joe Budden.
18, 2003, she released her fifth album, Reel Me, which included
a DVD having all her music videos from her first video "If
You Had My Love" to her last one "Baby I Love You."
This album also included a bonus track, "Baby I Love You
(Remix)" featuring R. Kelly.
CDs released by Jennifer Lopez
Debut Album released in 1999 - On the 6
2001: J. Lo
2002: J to tha L-O!: The Remixes
2002: This Is Me... Then
2007: Como Ama una Mujer
Jennifer Lopez Accomplishments
Lopez was the first Latina to get paid over a million dollars
for a project.
Lopez was the first Latina actress to star in a leading role
in film since Rita Hayworth retired in the 1970s.
Lopez is (in 2003) the highest paid Latina actress in Hollywood.
Jenny Lopez's first album On The 6 was 8 times platinum.
Lopez's first single "If You Had My Love" was #1 for
more than 9 weeks.
Lopez is the first actress and singer to have a movie ("The
Wedding Planner") and an album ("J.Lo") at #1
in the same week.
Lopez's second album J.Lo was 5 times platinum.
Lopez's third album J To Tha L-O! The Remixes was the first
album of remixes to hit #1, because no other album of remixes
had climbed the chart.
Lopez's perfume Glow made history in 2001, by being the #1 perfume
in more than 9 countries in more than 4 months.
Lopez is the only woman who has been #1, 3 years in a row in
the FHM list of the 100 Sexiest Females in the world.
Lopez made the 2004 Fortune list of the wealthiest entertainers
under the age of 40. Her wealth is estimated at $255 million.
Jennifer Lopez and Fashion
Lopez owns a clothing line called J.Lo By Jennifer Lopez. Her
line is the most successful clothing line of artists on the
industry market. Furthermore, she is planning to launch a jewelry
line, hats, gloves, and a scarves line.
launched a new clothing line called Sweetface which hit stores
in November 2003, as well as a new perfume called Still, which
was introduced in October 2003.
a photoshoot to represent the Louis Vuitton winter 2003 campaign,
in which the pictures would be seen all over the world through
TV commercials, billboards, ads, newspapers, magazines and more.
includes clothing for men and a cologne line for men due for
release in winter 2004/05.
have a perfume line out right now called Glow, and she was in
question before, because the name came from another patented
Jennifer Lopez and J.Lo Inc.
Jennifer Lopez owns a production company Nuyorican Productions,
in which she is expected to produce some of her upcoming movies.
Some of the projects are Carmen, Dirty Girls Social Club, and
The Hector Lavoe Project. This company was founded together
with her manager, Benny Medina, against whom she filed a lawsuit
because of alleged fraud in July 2003.
produced the commercially successful movies The Cell, The Wedding
Planner, and Maid In Manhattan. These three movies put together
made more than $500 million worldwide.