JENNIFER LOPEZ Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known by her nickname J. LO, is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer. Jennifer Lopez was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She financed singing and dancing lessons for herself from the age of 19. After months of auditioning for dance roles, Lopez was selected as a dancer for various rap music videos, a 1990 episode of Yo! MTV Raps and as a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block. She gained her first regular high-profile job as a "Fly Girl” dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color from 1991–1993. Soon after, Lopez became a backup dancer for Janet Jackson and made an appearance in her 1993 video "That's the Way Love Goes". Her first leading role was in the biographical film Selena(1997), in which she earned an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress. Lopez came to prominence in the music industry following the release of her debut studio album On the 6 (1999) which spawned the number one hit single "If You Had My Love". She led People en Español's list of "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in February 2007. A fashion icon, several of her dresses have received considerable media attention, most notably the Jungle green Versace dress which she wore at the 43rd Grammy Awards in 2000 which has been voted the 5th most iconic dress of all time. Jennifer Lopez had two marriages before marrying latest husband Marc Anthony. On July 15, 20011 it was announced that she was splitting with Marc Anthony, husband of 7 years. They had two children together.
1999- Work Records ‘If You Had My Love’ Jennifer Lopez's debut album On the 6, a reference to the 6 subway line she used to take growing up in Castle Hill was released on June 1, 1999, and reached the top ten of the Billboard 200. The album featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one lead single, "If You Had My Love“. The album also featured a Spanish language, Latin-flavoured duet "No Me Ames" with Marc Anthony(who later would become her husband.) Though "No Me Ames" never had a commercial release, it reached number one on the U.S. Hot Latin Tracks. In her debut single Jennifer Lopez used some of her Latin traits and performs a series of dancing including Jazz and Latin she made sure she identified with Latin audiences and did something different in Pop video.
1999- Work Records‘Waiting for Tonight’ ‘Waiting for Tonight’ is a song originally recorded by American female pop trio 3rd Party for their 1997 album Alive. Jennifer Lopez recorded a version for her debut album, On the 6 (1999), and the song became the third single from the album and also the most famous version of the song so far, being considered one of Lopez's signature songs. The theme centered around a millennium party for 2000. The flashing lights in the club are used to represent the upbeat style of the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_66jPJVS4JE&ob=av2e
2001- Epic Records‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ Lopez's second album, J.LO, was released on January 23, 2001 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Throughout the video there are inter cut scenes of J.Lo in her golden underwear lying on the sand and on the water, and dancing near trees. This evokes a lot of sex appeal and at the end of the video she takes off her top and covers her breasts with her hands. The album's lead single, "Love Don't Cost a Thing", was included on the soundtrack of the film, The Wedding Planner, in which she starred in. The 2001 film, The Wedding Planner, opened at number one at the box office making her the first actress and singer in history to have a film and an album, at number one in the same week.
2001- Epic Records‘I’m Real’ “I'm Real” is the song taken from her second studio album, J.Lo (2001), which features rapper Ja Rule. It was performed at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards and won the award for Best Hip-Hop Video at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Some in the African American community were outraged by Lopez's use of the word "nigga" in the Murder Remix of ‘I’m real’. This video shows that she has some street edge with the use of basketball courts and her costume has a street style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjx9oSJDAVQ
2002- Epic Records‘All I Have’ ‘This is me…Then’ is the third album by Jennifer Lopez. "All I Have" which is a single features rapper LL Cool J. It was originally intended to be titled "I'm Good", but was changed because it sounded too similar to her 2001 hit "I'm Real". The video has a very cold atmosphere with special effects of fake cold. The atmosphere symbolise the coldness of her relationship in this video which is supposed to have ended and the emptiness she feels now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88wN0uhoo8o
2002- Epic Records‘Jenny from the Block’ "Jenny from the Block" was a single from Lopez's third studio album, This Is Me... Then (2002). It features rappers Style P and Jadakiss. Jennifer Lopez was now known for collaborating with male rappers and this was done to help her construct the story of love in her music videos between a male and a female. In its lyrics, she insists that success has not spoiled her yet and that she remains the same girl she has always been. The song reached number one in Canada and entered the top ten on the majority of all other charts it appeared on. However some people labelled J.Lo as hypocritical. Her boyfriend of the time Ben Affleck also appears in this video as the paparazzi intrudes in their daily life.
2002- Epic Records‘I’m Glad’ "I'm Glad" is the third single from Jennifer Lopez's third studio album, This Is Me... Then (2002). Its remixes became club hits in the United States, propelling the song to number four on the Hot Dance Club Play. The choreography by Jeffrey Hornaday was adapted from his work for the 1983 film Flashdance starring Jennifer Beals, whose character, Alexandra Owens, is also a construction worker by day and an exotic dancer at night. Lopez wore an outfit similar to that Beals wore in the actual film and she also stated that this was one of her most complicated videos and that a lot of effort was put in it. The video received four nominations at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Dance Video.
2005- Epic Records‘Get Right’ “Get Right” is the lead single from Jennifer Lopez's fourth studio album, Rebirth. The single peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lopez's tenth top 20 single in the U.S; it also peaked at number one in numerous countries including the United Kingdom, becoming her first chart-topper in Britain since 2001's "Love Don't Cost a Thing". The main video, directed by Francis Lawrence, depicts Lopez playing different characters at a nightclub. That same year, the song became a national anthem theme song for the NBA helping the league promote the 2005 NBA Playoffs and the conclusion of the 2004–05 NBA season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WIsnC-h1d0&ob=av2e