The Latino side of Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lynn Lopez, known to the public as J.Lo, is an important American figure, raised to achieve success from his early career. She is one of the three daughters of Guadalupe Rodriguez Lopez, growin up in an environment where the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue and Bachata were played all the time. Her life in front of the lights begun with roles in musicals and with the role she had in My Little Girl – 1986. The first Latin film were she was casted was entitled Mi Familia – 1985. In the reality, her real debut was the release of “Selena” movie, a film made after the life and career of Selena Quintanilla – Perez. Thanks to this role, she was the first Hispanic actress paid with one million dollars. After the movie was released, she received the Golden Globe Best Actress Nomination for the extraordinary portrayal of Selena. Her beauty hadn’t passed unnoticed and was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People, title awarded by the People’s Magazine.
Regarding her singing career, her first album in Spanish was released in 2007 – “Como Ama una Mujer”. This was a chance to prove her critics that she doesn’t have a limited voice and she is a real singer. The album was received very good in the United States, being the best sold Spanish album at that time. In the same year, she performed in the biographical movie “El Cantante”, based on the life of the salsa singer Hector Lavoe. She had the chance to play together with Marc Anthony, who portrayed Hector himself. J.Lo explored many music styles, from Latin to R&B, rock or house. At the certain moment in her music career, she had a chance to mix Latin music and the hip hop sound , on the rhythms of the “Rapper’s Delight”, a song from 1979.
Regarding her personal life, Jennifer married the Latin singer March Anthony, after two marriages. Their marriage ended in 2007, after she gave birth to the twins, Emme and Maximilian in February 2008.