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Jennifer Lynn Lopez aka J.Lo —is an American actress, singer, and businesswoman. Popular movies. Music. Three loud marriages. Her magnificent entourage. Latina bombshell who has many names – J.Lo, Jenny from the Block, La Lopez, is famous for great amount of reasons. She was born in the Bronx and attended singing and dancing classes as a child before starting her career as a fly girl on the television comedy program In Living Color. She got famous after she appeared in the 1995 action-thriller Money Train. Jennifer’s first leading role was in the biopic Selena, for which she gained an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress. She has since starred in various films, includingThe Cell, Maid in Manhattan, Shall We Dance?, Monster-in-Law and The Back-up Plan.
Jennifer Lopez released her album On the 6 in 1999, which brought the hit singles If You Had My Love and Waiting for Tonight. Jennifer Lopez’s second album J.Lo (2001) was mega successful and reached number one on the Billboard 200, while her film, The Wedding Planner led the box office, making Lopez the first woman to have a number-one movie and album. In 2007 she released her first full Spanish album, Como ama una Mujer and stepped away from the scene for a while. In 2011 she came back to work and released her seventh album, Love? that included her most successful single On The Floor, one of the best-selling singles of all time.
As of 2010 sold over 55 million records worldwide, Billboard ranked her as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade. In 2010, Lopez became a judge of the American reality television competition American Idol.
Jennifer Lopez is the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood. As of 2012, her net worth is estimated to be $250 million—she has been named one of the wealthiest and most influential Hispanics in the United States. Moreover, she’s a pretty successful fashion designer and one of the most recognized celebrity fashionistas of hollywwod. Her Jungle green Versace dress which she wore at the 43rd Grammy Awards in 2000 was voted the fifth most iconic dress of all time. Jennifer Lopez was named the most “Beautiful Person” of 2011 by People magazine in its annual issue. Lopez’s personal life has also garnered media attention since the beginning of her career in the entertainment industry, particularly her high profiled relationships. As for her philantrophy, Lopez advocates for human rights and vaccinations, and is a supporter of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the Castle Hill neighborhood of The Bronx, New York, to David López and Guadalupe Rodríguez from Ponce, Puerto Rico. She has an elder sister Leslie and a younger sister Lynda. Her dad had low-paid job before becoming a computer technician at the firm, and her mom was a house-wife. Lopez began attending singing and dancing lessons when she was five; and two years later she toured New York.
Her parents helped her with her early career – they let little Jennifer to perform at home so that they would stay “out of trouble”. Lopez studied at Catholic schools, finishing at the all-girls Preston High School. Lopez did gymnastics, ran track on a national level and was a member of the school’s softball team while studying at school. She was successful more athletically rather than academically, taking part in national track championships. In 1984, when she was fifteen Jennifer Lopez began dating David Cruz, her first boyfriend.
Fter her first role as Myra in My Little Girl (1986), an low-budget film co-written and directed by Connie Kaiserman, Lopez knew that she wanted to become a famous movie star. But she entered Baruch College to please her parents but she was excluded only in one semester. Her parents didn’t like Jennifer’s idea to become a movie star calling it a “really stupid” idea and that “no Latinos did that”. Soon Jennifer moved out of their family home and rented an apartment in Manhattan. At this time Lopez performed in regional productions of the musicals: Jesus Christ, Superstar! and Oklahoma. She was hired for the chorus in a Golden Musicals of Broadway, which toured Europe for a period of five months. Though she was unhappy with the role, as she was the only member of the chorus not to have a solo. Later she got a job on the show Synchronicity in Japan, where she acted as a dancer, singer and a choreographer.
Jennifer Lopez got her first regular good job as a Fly Girl dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color in 1991. She applied for the job after one of the cast members was unavailable to continue with the show. Out of two thousand applicants, Lopez made it to the finals. She became the runner-up, but eventually received the role when the winner was unable to accept the job. She moved with Cruz to Los Angeles to film the series and remained a regular cast member until 1993. After her departure from the show, Lopez became a backup dancer for Janet Jackson; also making an appearance in her 1993 video That’s the Way Love Goes.Lopez received her first professional acting gig in the direct-to-video drama film Lost in the Wild (1993).
Lopez’s first serious screen role was in Gregory Nava’s 1995 drama My Family, playing the character of Young Maria in the 1920s. After starring alongside Jimmy Smits and Edward James Olmos in My Family, which earned her a Independent Spirit Award nomination, Lopez starred in the action film Money Train, opposite Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. In 1996, she reportedly beat out Ashley Judd and Lauren Holly for the supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1996 comedy Jack starring Robin Williams. She then starred opposite Jack Nicholson in Bob Rafelson’s well-received noir thriller Blood and Wine (1996).
Lopez became really popular in 1997, when she was chosen to play the title role in Selena, a biopic of the Tejano pop singer Selena. Despite having previously worked with Nava on Mi Familia, Lopez was subjected to an intense auditioning process before landing the role. Production of the movie began in mid 1996. Lopez played Selena in her 20s, while Rebecca Lee Maza played Selena in her younger years. During pre-production, Mexican-American activists were highly critical that Jennifer Lopez, a New York City native born to Puerto Rican parents, was selected to play Selena. They preferred an actress with Mexican roots. However, after seeing Lopez’s portrayal of Selena, they revised their opinions and were more accepting of Nava’s decision. Lopez earned widespread outstanding reviews and praise from critics for her portrayal of Selena. Kenneth Turan from Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan while giving the film a mixed review, he wrote that Selena was not just a celebration of Selena’s life, but the actress who played her. Joe Baltake said that Lopez was “is sensational in the title role” and complimented her for pulling off lip-syncing to Selena’s original tracks as her own, as she was not a trained singer at the time. She garnered multiple awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award nomination for “Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy”. Lopez has won an MTV Movie Award. Selena had a budget of $20 million, and grossed $35 million.
On February 22, 1997, Lopez married Cuban-born Ojani Noa, who she met while he worked as a waiter in a Miami restaurant; they were divorced by January 1998. Later that year, Lopez appeared in two major films. She starred in the horror film Anaconda alongside Ice Cube and Jon Voight, playing the role of Terri Flores, a director who is shooting a documentary while traveling through the Amazon River. Despite being a modest box office hit, the film was critically panned. Lopez then starred as the leading actress in the neo-noir film U Turn, which is based on the book Stray Dogs, starring alongside Sean Penn and Billy Bob Thornton.
In 1998, she had one of her most acclaimed roles, starring opposite George Clooney in Out of Sight, Steven Soderbergh’s adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. Cast as a deputy federal marshal who falls for a charming criminal, Lopez won rave reviews for her performance and in the process she became the first Latina actress to earn over $1 million for a role. That same year, she provided the voice for Azteca on the computer-animated film Antz. Around this time, Lopez started dating rap mogul Sean Combs. Combs allegedly showered Lopez with diamonds and jewelry, the inspiration for her 2000 hit, Love Don’t Cost a Thing.
In 1998 Lopez recorded a demo and submitted it to Sony’s work label. The label “loved it”; however they suggested that she sing in English, as the demo was Spanish-based. By May 1999, publicity for Lopez’s debut album had begun, and the news spread fast. 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. Her debut single, If You Had My Love was released on May 21, 1999. It debuted at the lower ends of the Billboard Hot 100 at 64, and due to high airplay and sales, it reached the top spot on June 12, 1999, her first number-one lead single; it remains her only song to reach the top spot without a feature. It stayed on the chart for a total of 25 weeks, and in addition peaked at number-two on Billboard Pop Songs Chart. Looking back on the record’s success, during an interview in 2011, Lopez stated:
“Still I think about that and still it’s like wow, my first record I ever did went to number one. It’s just an overwhelming feeling. This does not happen all the time. This is a very special thing.”
It was proceeded by the release of Waiting For Tonight, which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was a dance club hit. Prior to the release of Waiting For Tonight as a single, a Spanish language Latin-flavored ballad with Marc Anthony (her husband from 2004 to 2011), No Me Ames was released and failed to chart on major charts. On the 6 featured guest artists such as Big Pun and Fat Joe on the track Feelin’ So Good, which had moderate success on the Billboard Hot 100, however failed to reach the top 50. Let’s Get Loud, the final single, earned Lopez a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Dance Recording category of the 2001 Grammy Awards. Waiting for Tonight was nominated for the same category the previous year. No Me Ames received two nominations at the 2000 Latin Grammy Awards – “Best Pop Duo/Group with Vocal Performance” and “Best Music Video”. In addition, Lopez was nominated for more awards then any other at the 1999 The Billboard Music Video Awards, scoring seven nominations in total, leading the likes of Christina Aguilera. On The 6 had sold three million copies worldwide by August 2000.
On February 23, 2000, Lopez showed up to the 42nd Grammy Awards with Combs wearing a plunging exotic green Versace silk chiffon dress, which became known as the “Green Versace Jungle Dress” by Lopez. The dress, known for its low cut neck that extended before her navel and it’s open back, caused much controversy and garnered media attention. Images of Lopez in the green dress were downloaded from the Grammy website 642,917 times in just 24 hours after the event. Lopez was surprised by the enormous media coverage, declaring in an interview:
“It was a nice dress. I had no idea it was going to become such a big deal.”
Versace later revealed that the dress was the turning point of her career, saying that the media now had confidence in her own work, after the death of Gianni Versace. With the release and promotion of On The 6 over, Lopez had successfully converted herself from film star to pop star within 12 months. Around this time, Lopez’s fans started to dub her as J.Lo. Lopez then starred opposite Vincent D’Onofrio, in the psychological thriller film The Cell, released on August 18, 2000. She portrayed Catherine Deane, a child psychologist who uses virtual reality to enter into the minds of her patients to coax them out of their comas. The film was released in August 2000 and became a box-office success, opening at number one.
By August 2000, Lopez had begun work on her sophomore album. J.Lo was released on January 23, 2001, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, exceeding sales of 270,000 copies in its first week. In addition, the album dethroned The Beatles from the top spot. At the same time, her romantic comedy film, The Wedding Planner, which she stard in alongside Matthew McConaughey led box office receipts, making Lopez the first female to have a film and an album at number one in the same week. J.Lo was more urban oriented than On the 6. The lead single, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, was her first number-one single in the United Kingdom and took her into the top five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. She followed it up with Play which gave her another top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number three in the UK. The album’s third single I’m Real reached number one on the Hot 100, as well as spending over a year on the chart, with a total of 62 weeks. I’m Real was controversial for using a sample of the song Firecraker; which singer Mariah Carey had wanted to sample first. It was later shockingly announced that Carey’s ex husband, Tommy Mottola had instructed record executive Irv Gotti to give Lopez the sample before Carey, and Lopez was unaware of this. Ain’t It Funny was released; however it did not receive proper commercial promotion in the United States therefore ineligible for charting on the Hot 100. To capitalize on this, Lopez asked The Inc. Records to remix both songs, which featured rap artistsJa Rule (on both) and Cadillac Tah on the Ain’t It Funny remix). Ain’t It Funny (murder remix) reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks, and led Radio Airplay and Pop Songs charts. On July 24, 2001, She re-released J. Lo on her 32nd birthday with the remix of I’m Real as a bonus track. Also, Si Ya Se Acabó was released in Spain, due to the success Que Ironia. In 2001, Lopez performed on tour on the Let’s Get Loud “Live in Puerto Rico” Concert. J.Lo has sold 4 million copies in the United States alone. On September 27, 2004, a box set was released by Epic Records featuring On The 6 and J.Lo combined.
Lopez next role was in a supernatural romance film, Angel Eyes which was a box office flub and garnered negative reviews. Lopez’s boyfriend, former back-up dancer Cris Judd—who she met on the set of the video for Love Don’t Cost a Thing – proposed to her at a barbecue and they were married on September 29, 2001. They traveled to Italy from theirhoneymoon, and later stayed at the home of designer and a longtime friend of Lopez’s, Donatella Versace.
Following the success of the re-release of J.Lo, Lopez decided to devote an entire album to the remix effort, releasing J to tha L–O!The Remixes, on February 5, 2002. This album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming the first remix album in history to debut at the top on the chart, selling over 150,000 copies in its opening week. Featured artists on J to tha L–O! The Remixes include P. Diddy, Fat Joe, and Nas, and the album included rare dance and hip hop remixes of past singles. It is the third all-time biggest-selling remix album in history, after Michael Jackson’s Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, The Beatles’ Love and Madonna’s You Can Dance, having sold a total of 1.5 million copies as of October 2010. J to tha L-O: The Remixes sold 624,000 copies within its first month, and stayed in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for a month, too. It remained the only album to debut at number one in the United States for nearly 10 years, until Justin Bieber’s remix effort in 2011 debuted at the top spot with similar opening sales. I’m Gonna Be Alright which was previously on her J.Lo album was released as a single; impacting the charts by July 2002 and reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. I’m Gonna Be Alright spent 23 weeks on the chart. In May 2002, she starred in the thrillerfilm Enough as Slim, a woman abused by her husband and on the run from him. The film garnered negative reviews; however the fight scene at the finale of the movie was praised. In addition, the film was considered a “kick-butt, female empowerment” movie.
In June 2002, Lopez filed for divorce from her husband Cris Judd when she began publicly dating actor Ben Affleck. Lopez and Affleck announced their relationship at her thirty-second birthday. They were engaged months later. The media dubbed them Bennifer during their relationship, and became a prominent supercouple in the media.
Lopez released her third studio album, This Is Me… Then, on November 26, 2002. Much of the album’s lyrical themes and songs were dedicated to Affleck, her then fiancé. The songs from the album, in particular the fifth track, Dear Ben detailed her romantic relationship with Affleck. The album debuted at number six (her lowest debut as of that time); however, it contained her highest first-week sales of over 310,000 copies, more than double to that of J to tha Lo: The Remixes. It moved to 2 on the chart later on, where it peaked, and spent 40 weeks on the chart. By February 2003 (5 months following its initial release) it remained in the Top 10, managing to average around 80,000 copies per week. The album’s lead single, Jenny from the Block (featuring Jadakiss and Styles P) was released and reached the third spot on the Hot 100. The song “intones her (Lopez) modest childhood roots vowing she wishes to remain simple despite her diamonds.” Its accommodating music video featured Lopez and her then fiancé, Ben Affleck under the scrutiny of the paparazzi. This Is Me … Then spawned three other singles, All I Have (featuring LL Cool J) being the second, reached number one on the Hot 100, and I’m Glad and Baby I Love U! were the final two singles released from the album, peaking at 32 and 72 on the Hot 100 respectively. The video for I’m Glad recreated scenes from the 1983 film Flashdance, leading to a lawsuit over copyright infringement, which was later dismissed. In addition, This Is Me Then included a cover of Carly Simon’s 1978 You Belong to Me. The album has sold 2.5 million copies in the United States, lower than her previous studio albums.
Following her third studio effort, Lopez took a musical hiatus to focus on her film career. She appeared alongside Ralph Fiennes in the romantic comedy film Maid in Manhattan, released on December 13, 2002. Her character, Marisa Ventura, is a struggling single mother who lives in the Bronx and makes her living cleaning rooms in a super-luxurious Manhattan hotel, and gets mistaken for a socialite by a princely politician. Maid in Manhattan was a box-office hit, opening at number one. The New York Times compared the film’s storyline to her 2002 song, Jenny from the Block, commenting, “In her new single, Jenny From the Block, Jennifer Lopez declares that despite her enormous wealth and global fame, she has not lost touch with her roots.”
Lopez and Ben Affleck eventually succumbed to overexposure from the media, however, which caused public interest in their romance to result in less admiration and negatively affected their careers. Gigli a film which Lopez starred as a Lesbian, across Affleck was released on August 1, 2003, and was a box office flub, and is often considered one of the worst films ever made. Once again she starred in another movie with Affleck, Jersey Girl, but only grossed $36 million at the box office and received poor reviews. Lopez and Affleck canceled their wedding which was scheduled for September 14, 2003 on the Californian Coast, citing the media’s interference with the event as the reason. Months later their wedding was canceled once again, four days before the event. Lopez was seen without her ring, and it was later confirmed that the 18-month romance ended on January 20, 2004, just three days after Affleck returned to Los Angeles from the Sundance Film Festival. According to Us magazine, Lopez was anxious to marry and start a family with the teetotal but hard-partying, gambling-loving Affleck, and was not thrilled when he was snapped on January 10, 2004 with his close friend Matt Damon, surrounded by a group of beautiful women in a German nightclub.a source told the magazine.
“She was tired of waiting for him to come around.”
In August 2003, (after the international flub of Gigli) it was announced that Lopez was star in Shall We Dance?. The move was released in 2004, in which Lopez starred as Paulina alongside Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon; it reached the third spot at the Box Office. Shall We Dance?, grossed $112,238,000, at the international box office. Domestically, Shall We Dance? grossed $57,890,460 and a total of $170,128,460 worldwide. By this time, Lopez was well established as one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood history, though she’s never had a film grossing over $100 million in the USA. She was on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the top ten actress salaries in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Two months after her break up with Affleck, Lopez was publicly seen dating Marc Anthony, they were married secretly on June 5, 2004 at her Beverly Hills Mansion and maintained a quiet relationship away from the media unlike her previous. Two men attempted to ransom a private wedding video which was stolen from the couple for $1 million dollars, and they were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of conspiracy, attempted grand larceny and possession of stolen property.
Lopez released her fourth studio album, Rebirth, on March 1, 2005. The lead single was Get Right, reaching 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was a dance club hit. The song reached number one in the United Kingdom. The video for Get Right has Lopez portraying many different characters in a nightclub and sporting several different looks and occupations. Following the release of “Get Right”, the album debuted (and peaked) at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 261,000 copies in its opening week. It quickly fell off the charts, and produced one more single, Hold You Down, which featured Fat Joe, reached number 64 on the Hot 100 while it peaked at number six in the UK and ascended to the top 20 in Australia. The song Cherry Pie was intended to be released as a single, however due to low sales (despite a high start) of Rebirth these plants were scrapped. Rebirth was certified Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA; selling over 700,000 copies so far in the United States, and has enjoyed international success. In May 2005, the film Monster-in-Law was released. It was Jane Fonda’s first movie in several years. It featured Lopez as Charlie, an artist who is pitted against her fiance’s conniving mother when she does not accept her as her son’s girlfriend (or soon-to-be wife). However, the $43-million film became a box-office smash debuting at number one, earning $83 million ($154.7 worldwide) during its theatrical run in summer 2005. Lopez received $15 million for her role in Monster-in-Law, remaining one of her highest paychecks for a movie yet. Later, she starred in a film entitled An Unfinished Life, which did not do well; only reaching 11 at the Box office.
In 2006, Lopez was featured in LL Cool J’s single Control Myself, which was released on February 1, 2006. It reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles Chart, Lopez’s first collaborative Top 10 Hit in the U.S. since 2003. Also that year, she was in the movie Bodertown; The movie is based on a series of unsolved murders inCiudad Juárez, Chihuahua, a maquiladora border city across the Río Bravo del Norte (Rio Grande) from El Paso, Texas. Estimates of the murders conflict, yet, conservatively speaking over four hundred women, maybe many more, have been kidnapped, tortured and murdered since 1993 in and around Ciudad Juárez. Lopez garnered a few awards and recognition for this part. The film was not a large success, though. Jennifer was one of the recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award.
It was reported that Lopez was to release a full Spanish language album. Contactmusic.com said that Lopez would “prove critics wrong” and prove that she actually has a voice, through this new project. Upon the eve of the album’s release, Lopez explained that she had previously aimed to sing in Spanish, however her career took a different path. Her first full Spanish album, Como Ama una Mujer was released on March 23, 2007. It debuted at 10 on the Billboard 200, making her one of few to reach the top ten with a Spanish album. The album was a natural and large success within the Latin community, reaching number one on Billboard Top Latin Albums, where it remained for seven weeks. Worldwide, it was a moderate success, reaching the top ten in several countries such as Italy and Germany.
Como Ama una Mujer marks the highest debut sales in the United States for a Spanish album and the highest digital sales for a Spanish album. The York Press, on the album, stated that “Lopez stunned many with her Spanish-language Como Ama una Mujer, which at last proved that she is a major musical force.” For promotion of Como Ama Una Mujer, Lopez traveled back to the Bronx, to meet fans and sign copies of her album in her old neighborhood. Over 500 people attended. In an interview, Lopez stated:
“It touches my heart to be able to bring this album back to my neighborhood, back to my home.”
Como ama una Mujer produced a single, Qué Hiciste (Spanish for What Did You Do) which peaked at 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Latin Songs and the Hot Dance Club Play. She performed the song on American Idol, in the same week she was a mentor; she is the first person to perform a Latin song on the hit show. On July 24, 2007 (Lopez’s birthday) Billboard magazine reported that Lopez and husband Marc Anthony would “co-headline” a worldwide tour called Juntos en Concierto starting in New Jersey on September 29. The tour launched September 28, 2007 at the Mark G. Etess Arena and ended on November 7, 2007 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. On the finale date of their tour, Lopez and Anthony announced that they were expecting a child, her first and his fourth. Later that same month, it was reported that Lopez was having difficulties with her pregnancy. These reports were deemed false by per rep, stating that “she is very healthy and continuing with her schedule as planned.”
In August 2007, Lopez collaborated on the feature film, El Cantante, with Anthony. Ms. Lopez, who’s also a producer of the film, “does enough acting for the two of them in her role as Puchi, Héctor’s wife” while creating a very interesting and edgy performance. The film is in English, with creative use of subtitles for songs with Spanish lyrics.
In August 2007 Lopez began work on a new English studio album, titled Brave For Brave, she collaborated with producers Midi Mafia, J. R. Rotem, Lynn and Wade and Ryan Tedder, with Rotem working on some tracks with writing partner Evan “Kidd” Bogart. Released on October 9, 2007, it debuted at 12 on the Billboard 200; commercially, it is her least successful album to date. It spawned two singles Do It Well and Hold It, Don’t Drop It, which both reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, but failed to make further impact. It was her first album to fail to produce a top twenty song. Brave earned mostly mixed to negative reviews, Rashod D. Ollison from The Sun said that “Brave – was not to daring”. However, there were a few positive reviews. The York Press compared Brave to Britney Spears’ album due for release around the same time. Praising Lopez for not needing digital enhancement of her voice in Brave compared to Spears, they turned their favor to Brave instead of Blackout despite praising Spears’ for delivering a “decent album”.Brave has sold over 160,000 copies (which sales are comparable to that of Lopez’ previous first week sales of her first four albums).
On February 5, 2008, Lopez confirmed that she was having twins. On February 22, Lopez gave birth to a son Maximilian David Muñiz and a daughter Emme Maribel in Long Island, New York. The twins were introduced in the March 11, 2008 issue of People magazine, for which the magazine paid a reported $6 million for—the photographs of the twins became the most expensive celebrity picture ever taken. Following the birth of her twins, Lopez took a break from her career in 2008.
While pregnant with twins Max and Emme, Lopez had been writing material for her seventh studio album Love?, with a planned release for the summer of 2010. On what to expect of the album, she said:
“Once you get past the party on the album, and you listen to some of the words, you will see that I really talk about the power of love but also the devastation of it and everything in between.”
A song titled Fresh Out the Oven featuring Miami rapper Pitbull surfaced online in October 2009 but her record label said that it was simply a buzz single. It topped the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. The project’s official lead single, Louboutins, had its radio debut on November 23, 2009, following the song’s premiere and performance at the 2009 American Music Awards. The song only managed to enter the Hot Dance Club Play chart six weeks after release and reaching number 1, however, it failed to enter any other chart, including the Billboard Hot 100.
On January 27, 2010, it was announced that Lopez would guest-star on an episode of How I Met Your Mother as Anita Appleby, a no-nonsense author of self-help books that teach women how to mold men into “relationship machines” through the power of denial. In February 2010 Lopez and her record label of ten years, Epic Records, parted ways Lopez’s manager, Benny Medina, confirmed the news, saying:
“Jennifer had a wonderful relationship with the Sony Music Group, and they have shared many successes together, but the time was right to make a change that best serves the direction of her career as an actress and recording artist… She is grateful and appreciative to everyone at Sony for all that they accomplished together.”
Lopez later released a statement to the media where she said that she had already completed her contractual obligations with Sony Music Entertainment and Epic Records and decided it was for the best to end the partnership on amicable terms. She added that she found a new “home” [record label] for the album Love?. Shortly after being spotted talking to Island Def Jam’s chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, it was confirmed on March 19, 2010 that Lopez signed with Island Def Jam, and was working on new material for Love? with RedZone Entertainment. In April 2010, she appeared in the romantic comedy The Back-up Plan. The film debuted at the top spot at the Box Office. While the film didn’t meet positive reviews, Lopez’s performance as Zoe was praised and called a “winning performance”.
In June 2010, following the departure of Ellen DeGeneres from American Idol, it was reported that Lopez was in talks to join season ten’s judging panel. However, it was then reported that Lopez was out of the running due to “outrageous demands”, something which returning Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoe responded to by saying “[Jennifer] is in no way a diva, I’ve worked with her on quite a few occasions and I have never yet seen her be a diva.” He did not confirm or deny reports of the contract negotiations between Lopez and the otherIdol producers. Both Lopez and husband, Marc Anthony, were being considered for a role on The X Factor for their appeal to ‘Latin’ and ‘International’ markets. Lopez’s involvement in The X Factor was ruled out when the media reported that she had accepted an offer to become a judge on season ten of Idol, despite being offered roles on both shows. The announcement was made official on September 22, 2010. MTV said “the deal was mutually beneficial to all those involved” whilst CNN reported that Lopez was viewing it as a decision to revive her career while Idol producers believe Lopez and Steven Tyler’s appointments will strengthen viewing figures. The public agreed that Lopez was a more suitable judge replacement for Ellen, as she had experience within the music industry, which DeGeneres lacked.
In January 2011, Lopez’s new single On The Floor featuring Pitbull (their second collaboration) surfaced online and it was later announced as the lead single from Love?, produced by Red One, who predicted that it was going to be a “big hit”. On The Floor was a commercial success, debuting at nine on the Hot 100 and peaking at three, her highest-charting song in eight years. It’s accompanying music video premiered on an episode of American Idol on March 3, and has since become the highest viewed video by a female artist on YouTube, with over 510 million views. The song sold 8.4 million copies, becoming the fourth best-selling digital single of the year. Love? produced two more singles, Taio Cruz produced I’m Into You featuring Lil Wayne, and Papi, which became her 10th and 11th chart-toppers on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Love? was finally released on May 3, 2011 and reached the fifth position on the Billboard 200. It was a moderate success, and viewed as a humble comeback from Lopez, as many had considered her recording career over.
On July 15, days before Lopez’s forty-second birthday, following seven years of marriage to Marc Anthony, the couple’s representative announced that they were separating. In November, she was named “Women of the year” by Glamour Magazine. Lopez was featured on will.i.am’s single T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever). On December 13, 2011, Los Angeles Times named her the “World’s greatest musical comeback act”, a ranking from an accuracast, a digital search that analyzed over a billion Google searches since 2004. Lopez ranked ahead of comebacks from artists such as Mariah Carey and Ricky Martin. She was also named “Best Comeback” act by Billboard.com Reader’s Poll, leading with 47% of votes for the title, beating out Kelly Clarkson (17%) and Evanescence (12%).
In late 2011, it was confirmed that Lopez would be releasing a greatest hits album in 2012, with her vocal producer Kuk Harrell and The Dream confirming their involvement in the project. L.A. Reid, chairman and CEO for Epic Records, confirmed on his Twitter account that a greatest hits album is in production. Later confirming an upcoming release herself, Lopez said the basis for her album was again Love. Island Def Jam Records’ Senior Vice President of A&R, Chris Anokute stated in an interview that he is working with Lopez on a dance album. On April 2, 2012, Lopez released a new single Dance Again featuring Pitbull, their third collaboration. Following its radio debut on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, she said she isn’t sure whether the song is a lead single from an upcoming studio album, or greatest hits album. Lopez will be featured on the single Follow the Leader by Wisin & Yandel from their upcoming album.
Lopez worked with ex-husband Marc Anthony and director-choeographer Jamie King on a Latin talent series created by Simon Fuller, called ¡Q’Viva! The Chosen. It follows Lopez, Anthony and King as they travel across 21 countries to find new talent. It premiered on January 28, 2012 on Univision and was a ratings hit, scoring 2.2 million viewers.¡Q’Viva! The Chosen later premiered on Fox in English, however wasn’t as successful, losing in its time-slot to other major channels. During an interview with Extra TV Lopez confirmed that she had been working on new music and a possible tour, Lopez had also previously talked about the possibility of a tour after the release of Love? around June 2011, which never materialized, as it could have jeapordised her position as a judge on American Idol. On June 23 and 27 Lopez will perform for her first headlining concert in Brazil for the Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo. Furthermore, reports have said that Lopez is set to tour Latin America, with plans of visiting Panama, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru andChile.
Lopez is involved in multiple upcoming films, the first time she has been in years. She stars as Holly —a woman who adopts a baby from abroad with her husband after difficulty conceiving — in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The film will be released to theaters on May 11, 2012. Lopez voices Shira in the upcoming animated film, Ice Age: Continental Drift which is the fourth movie in the Ice Age series. Another film which Lopez has shot her parts for, Parker will be released in 2013. Lopez will portray Leslie. Parker was set to be released on October 12, 2012, however the date has been pushed to January 25, 2013. Director Taylor Hackford has stated that the movie development has gone well, praising Lopez in a comment stating:
“I’m not kidding, this woman can really act. The last several years she’s been doing romantic comedies – that’s a talent, but as a dramatic actress she’s got fantastic chops.”
|2000||“If You Had My Love”||Outstanding Music Video Performer||Won|
|Jennifer Lopez||Special Achievement Award for Female Entertainer Of The Year||Won|
|2001||Jennifer Lopez||Outstanding Host of a Variety or Awards Special||Nominated|
|Jennifer Lopez||Special Achievement Award for Female Entertainer Of The Year||Won|
|2002||Jennifer Lopez||Outstanding Host of a Variety or Awards Special||Nominated|
|2011||Jennifer Lopez||Best Female Music Artist||Nominated|
ARIA Music Awards
|2011||Most Popular International Artist||Nominated|
American Music Awards
|2000||Jennifer Lopez||Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist||Nominated|
|2000||Jennifer Lopez||Favorite Latin Artist||Nominated|
|2002||Jennifer Lopez||Hip-Hop/R&B Female Artist||Nominated|
|2003[note 2]||Jennifer Lopez||Hip-Hop/R&B Female Artist||Nominated|
|2003[note 3]||Jennifer Lopez||Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist||Won|
|2007||Jennifer Lopez||Favorite Latin Artist||Won|
|2011||Jennifer Lopez||Favorite Latin Artist||Won|
|2000||Best International Pop Performance||Won|
Billboard Music Awards
|1999||“If You Had My Love”||Best Pop Video Clip||Won|
|2000||“Waiting For Tonight”||Best Pop Video Clip||Won|
Billboard Latin Music Awards
|2000||“No Me Ames”||Hot Latin Track Of The Year
Vocal Duo (With Marc Anthony)
|2002||“Play”||Latin Dance Club Play Track Of The Year||Nominated|
|“Love Don’t Cost A Thing (Amor Se Paga Con Amor)||Latin Dance Maxi-Single Of The Year||Nominated|
|“I’m Real||Latin Dance Maxi-Single Of The Year||Won|
|2003||“Alive (Thunderpuss Club Mix)”||Best-Selling Latin Dance Single Of The Year||Won|
|2004||“I’m Glad (Paul Oakenfold Remix)”||Best-Selling Latin Dance Single Of The Year||Won|
|2008||Como Ama Una Mujer||Latin Album Of The Year||Nominated|
|Como Ama Una Mujer||Latin Pop Album Of The Year||Won|
|“Que Hiciste”||Latin Pop Airplay Song Of The Year||Won|
|“Que Hiciste”||Female Latin Dance Club Play Track Of The Year||Won|
|2012||Ven A Bailar||Vocal Event Song of the Year||Pending|
|Jennifer Lopez||Female Songs Artist of the Year||Pending|
|Ven A Bailar||Latin Pop Song of the Year||Pending|
|2011||Jennifer Lopez||“Comeback Of The Year”||Won|
|2000||Best International Female Artist||Nominated|
|Best International Breakthrough||Nominated|
|Best International Newcomer||Nominated|
|Awards and nominations Lopez has received from the Grammy Awards|
|2000||“Waiting for Tonight”||Best Dance Recording||Nominated|
|2001||“Let’s Get Loud”||Best Dance Recording||Nominated|
International Dance Music Awards
|2000||Jennifer Lopez||Best New Dance Artist||Won|
|“Waiting For Tonight”||Best Dance Video||Won|
|2007||“Control Myself”||Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track (shared with LL Cool J)||Nominated|
|2012||“On The Floor” (Featuring Pitbull)||Best Latin/Reggaeton Track||Pending|
|Best Commercial/Dance Pop Track||Pending|
Latin Grammy Awards
|2000||No Me Ames||Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals||Nominated|
|Best Music Video||Nominated|
MTV Video Music Awards
|1999||If You Had My Love||Best Female Video||Nominated|
|Best Dance Video||Nominated|
|Best Pop Video||Nominated|
|Jennifer Lopez||Best New Artist||Nominated|
|Best Artist Website||Nominated|
|2000||Waiting For Tonight||Best Choreography||Nominated|
|Best Dance Video||Won|
|2001||Love Don’t Cost a Thing||Best Female Video||Nominated|
|Best Dance Video||Nominated|
|2002||I’m Real (Murder Remix)||Best Hip-Hop Video||Won|
|2003||I’m Glad||Best Female Video||Nominated|
|Best Dance Video||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Nominated|
|2005||Get Right||Best Dance Video||Nominated|
MTV Europe Music Awards
|1999||Jennifer Lopez||Breakthrough Artist||Nominated|
|2000||Best Female Artist||Nominated|
|Best R&B Artist||Won|
|2001||Best Female Artist||Won|
|2002||Best R&B Artist||Nominated|
|Best Female Artist||Won|
|2003||Best R&B Artist||Nominated|
|2011||On the Floor||Best Song||Nominated|
|Jennifer Lopez||Best Female Artist||Nominated|
MTV Video Music Awards Japan
|2003||“Jenny From The Block”||Best Female Music Video||Nominated|
|2005||“Get Right”||Best Female Music Video||Nominated|
Premios Amigo Awards
|2007||Jennifer Lopez||Best-Selling Latin Artist||Won|
|Que Hiciste||Best Digital Single||Nominated|
|Que Hiciste||Best Ringtone||Nominated|
|2004||Quiero Vestir como Ella (She’s Got Style)
En la Mira del Paparazzi (Paparazzi’s Favorite Target) (shared with Marc Anthony)
|2007||Quiero Vestir Como Ella (She’s Got Style)
Chica Que Me Quita El Sueno (Girl of My Dreams)
|En La Mira Del Paparazzi (Paparazzi’s Favorite Target)||Nominated|
|2008||Quiero Vestir como Ella (She’s Got Style)
Chica que me Quita el Sueno (Girl of My Dreams)
En la Mira del Paparazzi (Paparazzi’s Favorite Target – solo)
|2009||Quiero Vestir Como Ella (She’s Got Style)||Won|
Teen Choice Awards
|1999||“If You Had My Love”||Best Song Of The Summer||Won|
|2001||“Play”||Best Dance Track||Won|
|2001||Jennifer Lopez||Female Hottie Award||Won|
|2002||Jennifer Lopez||Female Hottie Award||Nominated|
|2002||Jennifer Lopez||Choice Fashion Icon Award||Won|
|2002||“Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)” featuring Ja Rule and Caddillac Tah||Best R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Single||Won|
|2003||“All I Have” featuring LL Cool J||Choice Music Single||Nominated|
|“I’m Glad”||Choice Love Song||Won|
|This Is Me… Then||Choice Music Album||Nominated|
|Jennifer Lopez||Choice Music Female Artist||Won|
|Jennifer Lopez||Choice Crossover Artist (Music/Acting)||Won|
|Jennifer Lopez||Female Hip-Hop/R&B Artist||Nominated|
|2005||“Get Right”||Choice R&B/Rap Track||Nominated|
|“Get Right”||Choice Party Starter||Nominated|
|2011||Jennifer Lopez||Choice Red Carpet Icon||Won|
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards
|1999||VH1/Vogue Fashion Award for Most Fashionable Female Artist||Won|
|2000||VH1/Vogue Fashion Versace Award||Won|
|2002||VH1/Vogue Fashion Award for Most Influential Artist||Won|
World Music Awards
|2002||World’s Best-Selling Latin Female Artist||Won|
|2005||World’s Best-Selling Pop Female Artist||Nominated|
|2007||World’s Best-Selling Latin Female Artist||Nominated|
|2010||World Music Award For Outstanding Contribution To The Arts||Won|
Film and television
|1995||Money Train||NCLR Bravo Award For Outstanding Actress In a Feature Film||Nominated|
|1996||Jack||NCLR Bravo Award For Outstanding Actress In a Feature Film||Nominated|
|1997||Anaconda||Saturn Award for Best Actress||Nominated|
|Selena||MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|1998||Selena||Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|Out Of Sight||MTV Movie Award For Best Female Performance
MTV Movie Award For Best Kiss (shared with George Clooney)
|Out Of Sight||Empire Movie Award for Best Actress||Nominated|
|Selena||ALMA Award For Outstanding Actress||Won|
|Selena||Lone Star Film & Television Award For Best Actress||Won|
|Selena||Imagen Foundation Award: Lasting Image Award||Won|
|Anaconda||Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress – Action & Adventure||Nominated|
|2001||Jennifer Lopez||People’s Choice Award For Favorite Actress||Nominated|
|Jennifer Lopez||Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award Blimp For Favorite Female Movie Star||Won|
|The Cell||MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Best Dressed Of The Night
|The Cell||Saturn Award for Best Actress||Won|
|The Cell||Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress – Science Fiction||Won|
|The Wedding Planner||Teen Choice Award For Choice Chemistry||Won|
|2002||Maid In Manhattan||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Jennifer Lopez in Concert – Let’s Get Loud
|ALMA Award for Outstanding Performance – Music Variety or Comedy Special
ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress In a Motion Picture
|Jennifer Lopez||Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award Blimp For Favorite Female Movie Star||Won|
|Jennifer Lopez||Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress In a Drama/Action or Adventure Film||Nominated|
|The Wedding Planner||Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award Blimp For Favorite Performance In a Film||Won|
|2003||Gigli||Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
and Worst Screen Couple (shared with Ben Affleck)
|Maid In Manhattan||Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress||Nominated|
Shall We Dance?
|Teen Choice Award for:
Choice Chemistry (shared with Jane Fonda)
Best Movie Actress In a Comedy Film
Choice Dance Scene for Shall We Dance? (shared with Richard Gere)
|Shall We Dance?
Monster In Law
|Premios Juventud Actriz que se Roba la Pantalla (She Steals the Show)||Won|
|2006||Jennifer Lopez||Woman In Film – Crystal Award||Won|
|An Unfinished Life||Premios Juventud Actriz que se Roba la Pantalla (She Steals the Show)||Won|
|2007||Bordertown||Awarded From Human Rights Group||Won|
|2008||El Cantante||Premios Juventud Actriz que se Roba la Pantalla (She Steals the Show)||Nominated|
|El Cantante||ALMA Award for Outstanding Performance of a Lead Latina/Cast in A Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2010||The Back-Up Plan||Teen Choice Award for Best Romantic Comedy Actress
Teen Choice Award for Best Romantic Comedy
|2011||American Idol||Teen Choice Award for Television Personality for American Idol||Won|
|American Idol||People’s Choice Award For Choice T.V. Personality||Won|
Lopez launched a lifestyle brand in 2001. Called J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, the line included different types of clothing for young women, including jeans, T-shirts, coats, belts, purses, and lingerie, a jewelry line, and an accessory line that includes hats, gloves, and scarves. Lopez participated in the Louis Vuitton Winter 2003 campaign. In February 2005, Lopez unveiled her fashion line entitled Sweetface at New York Fashion Week. She worked on the line with Andy Hilfiger. The launch at New York Fashion Week received mixed reviews, mainly positive, Metanoya Webb, from InStyle Magazine reviewed:
“It’s a step up from her teen-age, pop line. It’s definitely more mature, and it’s more of a replica of what Jennifer does. It was a reflection of her, and I liked that.”
Lopez’s frequent use of animal fur in her clothing lines has brought the scorn of people concerned with animal rights. At the Los Angeles premiere of Monster-in-Law, more than 100 protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) held a demonstration to highlight their concerns. Director of marketing, Charlie Ross said:
“Jennifer Lopez is a great lover of fur. She is always photographed wearing fur and it was a material she loves and wanted to use. Sweetface is a luxury label and Jennifer wanted her furs. She told me her favourite piece in the collection is a fabulous bleached silver fox coat with strips of the fox stitched onto a chiffon back.”
In late 2007, Lopez retired JLO by Jennifer Lopez and launched a new juniors’ line called JustSweet. In June 2009, it was announced that Sweetface was put on hiatus, and later announced that it was closed down. In 2011, Lopez and her ex-husband, Marc Anthony launched a joint fashion line at Kohls; Anthony would work on the menswear and Lopez on the female clothing line. The lines were described as “high-quality contemporary.” Lopez labelled her personal line as “affordable and completely her style.” The line was released in October 2011. Anthony’s line, too was released around the same time. They both worked with Tommy Hilfiger for the fashion lines. Anthony, at the grand opening of the line at a Jersey department store, said that they collaborated on the work, and noted how hard Lopez had worked on her line, he said he was “very proud of her.”
Lopez owns the film and television production company Nuyorican Productions, which was launched as early as 2001. It was co-founded with her manager Benny Medina, who was supposed to receive half the producing revenue from the company. Lopez split with Medina shortly after the company was founded, but they later restored their business relationship.
El Cantante, a film which Lopez starred alongside her then-husband Marc Anthony with, was Nuyorican Production’s first ever production, which Lopez has shelved years previously. Nuyorican Productions produced mini-series broadcast on Univisión, which Jennifer was a co-executive producer of; the show was name after her CD Como Ama Una Mujer, it ran in five episodes from October 30 to November 27, 2007, and starred Adriana Cruz. Another show that came from her production company, Brethren which Fox gave script commitment, and it later aired on the channel. The production company, which has produced Taming Ben Taylor, Nannyland and Amigas Sweet 15 Club has signed deals with Fox for films to be made.
In November 2011, it was announced that Nuyorican Productions will produce Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, a film adaption of educational children’s game; in which Lopez was rumored to potentially star in.
Lopez is credited for bringing back celebrity perfume endorsements, which was “dead” since the late 1980s. She ventured in the perfume industry with her debut Glow by J.Lo, which can be purchased anywhere including every-day shopping outlets like Macy’s and pharmacy chains. Lopez said that she wanted Glow to be “Sexy and sensual.” Glow by J.Lo has a scent of orange, grapefruit, jasmine, orris, Irises, vanilla and musk. Still by Jennifer Lopez was released as the third major fragrance in October 2003; it is described as “the scent of a woman,” and “A scent that captures the way a woman feels when she has discovered herself. Real and true. Serene and sensual.” Glow by J.Lo and Still were very successful in the fragrance market.
In 2005, Lopez launched three new fragrances: Miami Glow, Love at First Glow and Live. In 2006 she released Glow After Dark. In 2008, she released Deseo, Deseo Forever, Deseo for Men (her first male fragrance) and Live Platinum. Sunkissed Glow and My Glow were released in 2009, My Glow was inspired by the birth of her children. TLC, a division of Discovery Communications Inc, had signed Lopez to an unscripted reality series about the launching of her new fragrance, but the series never materialized. Her next fragrance was Blue Glow. Her 15th fragrance Love & Glamour was released in October 2010. Her 16th fragrance is L.A. Glow, inspired by L.A. Nightlife.She launched her 17th fragrance Love & Light on HSN In July 2011, where it sold 51,000 bottles in six hours, her most successful fragrance launch to date. Her 18th fragrance, Glowing has been announced.
Apart from Fragrances, Lopez has endorsed several other products.
In 2003, Lopez was in a Pepsi commercial featuring Beyoncé Knowles and David Beckham entitled “Samurai”. She endorses several L’Oréal products, and was named “L’Oréal Paris Global Brand Ambassador” In December 2010. She has shot several adds for the endorsement deal. Lopez’s recent L’Oreal Ever Sleek campaign made its debut during the Golden Globes ad break, kicking it off in a big way. Products that Lopez has endorsed for L’Oreal recently include El Vive Triple Resist, True Match, Color Riche, GlamShine, and Voluminous Lashes commercials, the Ever Sleek commercial and print ads, and the Infallible Lip Color and ElVive Triple Resist print ads. In 2011, Lopez endorsed and promoted a variety of products. In addition to L’Oréal, lopez endorses Gillette women’s products, such as the Get Your Goddess Showing project. She was named the first ever “Gillette-Venus Global Ambassador” In 2011, too. She recorded a cover of Venus by Shocking Blue for her Gillette-Venus advertisement. Lopez is a spokesperson for Harmon Kardon home surround sound system. Lopez is the face of TOUS Jewelry. Lopez is a spokesperson for Lux shampoo in Japan, appearing in the product’s television commercials. As of late 2011, she promotes FIAT cats in the United States. Her advertisements for the brand have garnered negative reviews, and in January 2012 a United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) group told Lopez to end her endorsement for problems with the FIAT brand which “freely does business with a regime that is developing an illegal nuclear weapons program.”
Lopez is an avid supporter of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and was presented with the Children’s Humanitarian Award at the hospital’s inaugural Noche de Niños gala in September 2004. Lopez continues to attend the annual red carpet event and is a regular visitor to the hospital. The singer participated in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon benefiting the hospital in 2008.
On February 14, 2007, Lopez received the Artists for Amnesty International award “in recognition of her work as producer and star of Bordertown, a film exposing the ongoing murders of hundreds of women in the border city of Juárez, Mexico”. Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos-Horta presented the award to Lopez at the Berlin International Film Festival. She also received special recognition and thanks from Norma Andrade, co-founder of Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa A.C. (“May Our Daughters Return Home, Civil Association“), an organization consisting of mothers and families of the murdered women of Juárez. Lopez has also been involved in promoting vaccination for whooping cough. Lopez is working with Sounds of Pertussis and March of Dimes to promote awareness about the disease and encourage vaccination of adults to prevent spread of disease to infants.
Lopez has been featured in two charity singles. In 2001, along with several other popular artists, Lopez was featured on an album featuring verses of the song What’s Going On under the name Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, to benefit AIDS foundations in Africa. Other notable artists featured are Britney Spears, Ja Rule, Nas, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, Destiny’s Child, Wyclef Jean, Backstreet Boys among numerous others. Produced before the September 11 attacks, after the attacks the proceeds were given to American Red Cross, too.The same month, Lopez was featured on the song El Ultimo Adios (The Last Goodbye) along with 60 other Latin artists, in memory of the September 11 attacks to help raise money for families and charities involved or affected.
Lopez owns a foundation with her sister, Lynda Lopez, entitled The Maribel Foundation. The foundation was publicly launched In June 2010. The foundation’s purpose is to bring wellbeing to mothers and children from under-privileged communities, in particular people who cannot afford medical services; and give people information about critical child and health care topics. The Maribel Foundation worked with Telemedicine clinics abroad and near to increase healthcare for serious cases. Telemedicine is a delivery system that uses technology (telecommunications) to conduct medical diagnoses, consultations, treatments, transfers of data, education of physicians, and dissemination of public health alerts and/or emergency updates.
Lopez had previously announced the foundation in 2008 at the Woman’s Conference. The foundation’s slogan is “Where children are concerned, there is no time to lose.” Lopez has stated that inspiration came to her to build The Maribel Foundation after she discovered a bump on her daughter’s head days after her birth; Emme turned out to be fine however Lopez felt that there are mothers out there and children, who don’t have adequate access to medical information and she felt that she had to help in some way. For her foundation, Lopez recording a song, One Step At a Time, dedicated to her twins. It was included on an album for the foundation, Every Mother Counts a CD which was released exclusively to Starbucks. The album was devoted fully to mothers. Lopez was one of the recipients of Love Our Children USA’s Mothers Who Make A Difference awards in 2009. On October 25, 2011, The Maribel Foundation received a $500,000 dollar donation pledge from Samsung and Best Buy. An advertisement featuring Lopez promoting Samsung products for The Maribel Foundation has aired.
|2000||The Cell||Catherine Deane|
|2001||The Wedding Planner||Mary Fiore|
|2001||Angel Eyes||Sharon Pogue|
|2002||Maid in Manhattan||Marisa Ventura|
|2004||Shall We Dance?||Paulina|
|2004||Jersey Girl||Gertrude Steiney|
|2010||The Back-up Plan||Zoe|
|2012||What to Expect When You’re Expecting||Holly|
|1999||On the 6|
|2002||This Is Me… Then|
|2007||Como ama una Mujer|