Jennifer Lopez (1969-Present), aka J-Lo, is a singer/actress/dancer/producer/designer/TV show judge born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents. Her career started as one of the dancers in In Living Color!
before she landed a star-making role in the biopic about the singer Selena
. More acting roles followed as did a career in music. Her debut album, 1999's On The 6
was a huge hit and helped spearhead what music critics called "The Latin Invasion" of 1999 along with Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias
, and future husband Marc Anthony. In 2001, she became the first performer with a #1 movie (The Wedding Planner
) and album (J. Lo,
from her famous nickname) in the same week.
Her relationship with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs fell apart, in the wake of Combs being accused of gun possession, shooting, and injuring people at a nightclub (a charge he was ultimately acquitted of). She moved onto a high profile relationship with Ben Affleck
, spawning the Bennifer nickname and producing the critical and commercial flop Gigli
. Her music career stalled after the release of the single "Jenny From the Block", which was supposed to address accusations that she was a money-grubbing sell-out, but only made things worse with its video, which was the exact opposite of what the song was trying to say.
She's done some advocacy work in various ways, including vaccination awareness for some diseases, and for awareness of violence against women. Interestingly enough, before she became famous, she was simply a paralegal and Notary Public working tor an attorney.
Lopez still acts and records music, and as of the 2011 season, appeared as a judge on American Idol
. Her most famous physical ... asset
is her large, curvy rear, which has sparked a few talk show punchlines. Ironically, diet and fitness had already whittled her posterior to average size by 1999, which probably says more about Hollywood's standards
than J-Lo's bum.
- On the 6 (1999)
- J.Lo (2001)
- This Is Me... Then (2002)
- Rebirth (2005)
- Como ama una Mujer (2007)
- Brave (2007)
- Love? (2011)
- Dance Again: The Hits (2012)
- AKA (2014)
Jennifer Lopez provides examples of:
- Absolute Cleavage: The famous Grammys dress. It provides the picture for that page.
- Auto-Tune: One of the remixes of "If You Had My Love", and more recently, her cover of "Venus".
- Broken Aesop: The video for "Jenny From the Block" shows Jennifer walking around in various luxurious things, but the song is supposed to about how she's just the same girl as before she got rich.
- Break Up Song: "Love Don't Cost A Thing," "He'll Be Back," and "(Can't Believe) This Is Me."
- Dancing Is Serious Business: One of the better female dancers in the world, with Britney Spears.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Including the line "Don't be fooled by these rocks".
- Exhort The Disc Jockey Song: Most of her singles (e.g. "Play").
- Gender-Blender Name: Played characters named Slim (Enough), Charlie (Monster-In-Law), and Ricki (Gigli).
- In Da Club: The setting of "On The Floor" and "Get Right".
- Inter Course With You: A theme of J.Lo.
- In Love with Love: Noted as having had three different marriages and said she'd do it again.
- Male Gaze: Seriously, put together a top ten list of reasons why she's famous and popular, and just try leaving out a mention of her butt. That said, Rolling Stone once did an entire cover story about her without mentioning it at all.
- Meaningful Name: She named her twins Max and Emme, in an all but certain nod to Dragon Tales.
- Ms. Fanservice
- New Sound Album:
- This Is Me, Then was more personal than her prior works.
- Love? is much more musically based around EDM than her previous works. This is the case with a lot of musicians who have also veered more into this area - see Chris Brown, Rihanna and Britney Spears.
- N-Word Privileges: She created controversy when she jarringly dropped the N-bomb in "I'm Real (Murder Remix)." The black rapper Ja Rule (who co-wrote and was featured in the remix) came to her defense, saying that she wasn't the first Latin person to say the n-word and that it was just another thing for people to complain about her. Clearly, not everyone agrees that it was acceptable for Jennifer to say it. note
- Older Than They Look: Nobody believe she's 44, at all!
- Pretty in Mink: Worn lots of furs.
- Real Women Have Curves: Her status as a sex symbol during the late 90's and early 00's was seen as finally breaking the trend of the super-skinny "Heroin Chic" look of the early and mid-90's.
- Silly Love Songs: Her This Is Me...Then album.
- Spicy Latina
- Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Booty".
- A Wild Rapper Appears: Has quite a few songs with this. To name a couple: