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The music career of Jennifer Lynn Affleck aka Jennifer Lopez. For her other entertainment ventures, see that page.

Lopez began her career as a dancer on In Living Color! before venturing into acting. She made her music debut with the 1999 single "If You Had My Love", which featured in the subsequent album On the 6. This album helped spearhead what music critics called "The Latin Invasion" of 1999 along with Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, and Lopez' future husband Marc Anthony. She has released eight studio albums thus far, with This Is Me...Now set for release in 2024 after a ten-year hiatus.

Lopez releases music in both English and Spanish and freely utilizes the genres pop, R&B, Latin, and hip-hop. Her performances and music videos are also characterized by her technically challenging and provocative dance routines.


  • 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)
  • This Is Me... Now (2024)

Don't be fooled by the tropes that I got/I'm still, I'm still Jenny from the Block:

  • Auto-Tune: One of the remixes of "If You Had My Love" is autotuned (which no less than T-Pain credited with inspiring him to make the technique his trademark), and more recently, her cover of "Venus".
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: "Waiting For Tonight". Basically, she (or the protagonist, as it's unclear if it's about her or not), has had a ton of failed relationships and is terribly lonely. Then, one day, she finally manages to find true love.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Including the line "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got".
  • In Da Club: The setting of "On The Floor" and "Get Right" are exciting, sexy nightclubs.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Several songs play up her sex appeal, for example "Get Right", where she's wearing several midriff-exposing outfits and dancing sensually, "Booty" (which is pretty self-explanatory), and "I'm Glad", where she's doing a strip tease on stage in a homage to Flashdance. The green Versace number she wore to the Emmys is still-remembered as one of the sexiest signature looks of the decade.
  • 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 
    • She later avoided this issue with the single "I Luh Ya Papi", whose original version written by Tinashe was called "I Luh You Nigga".
  • Naked in Mink:
    • In a photoshoot for Movieline magazine she wore a white fox wrap around her torso.
    • Some scenes in the "Jenny from the Block" video show her in a fur coat, silver-grey bikini bottoms, and not much else.
  • Shot-for-Shot Remake: "I'm Glad" is a near-identical remake of Flashdance, to the point where she got into a major copyright dispute with Paramount over it.