Actress, entertainer, music artist, film & TV producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and humanitarian Jennifer Lopez has been called one of the most powerful and celebrated celebrities in entertainment.
Forbes Magazine named her the #1 Most Powerful Celebrity in the World of 2012. With an unmatched global appeal Lopez has racked up more than $1.4 billion in worldwide box office receipts (Box Office Mojo). She is an award winning TV personality through participation on American Idol, the #1 Most U.S. Television series of 2010 – 2012. The Jennifer Lopez brand has achieved historic and record-breaking proportions, her fragrances have become the most successful celebrity line in the world with sales exceed $2 billion.
Lopez transformed the global music scene. She has sold over 70 million records worldwide and starred in multiple box-office #1 films, including “Monster-In-Law” and “The Wedding Planner.” In 2001, “The Wedding Planner” was the nation’s top-grossing film, while her album, “J.Lo,” was #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The two simultaneous #1 honors made Lopez the first woman in history to have a #1 movie and #1 album in the same week.
This year marks the Jennifer's very first world tour (Dance Again World Tour) that began in Panama City and traveled through Latin America. Jennifer also began a co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias through North America, before continuing the second leg of her Dance Again World Tour with dates in Asia, Europe and Australia.
A celebrated history of 11 years of music has been documented by the release of “Dance Again…The Great Hits”, an album collection of charted singles over the last decade. The MTV Music Video Awards nominated single, Dance Again proved to be another global hit for Lopez featuring Cuban-American rapper Pitbull. The album also includes a new single, “Goin In,” featuring Flo Rida.
In May 2011, Lopez the album, “LOVE?,” The first single, “On The Floor” also featuring Pitbull became a world-wide phenomenon. This song shot to #1 in 18 countries and became the most downloaded song of her career. The music video set an all-time record making Jennifer the first female artist on Vevo to rack up 100 million views in the shortest amount of time. The music video has become the most watched music video by any female artist in the history of YouTube, logging in over a staggering 570 million views. The last 2 years have been filled with many accolades and awards including the American Music Awards Best Latin Artist of the Year and Glamour Magazine named Lopez as “Woman of the Year” with a cover on the year end issue or 2011 and was on the covers the most coveted publications in the U.S, Vogue, Vanity Fair and V.
The “Love?” album brought together some of today’s hottest producers, songwriters and superstar artists, including producer, RedOne, Stargate, Taio Cruz, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Danja, D-Mile, and Radio. Lady Gaga also collaborated on two tracks, “Hypnotico” (which she co-wrote) and “Invading My Mind” (which she co-produced). Rapper Lil Wayne is featured on “I’m Into You.” “LOVE?” was executive produced by JLO, RedOne, and Antonio “L.A.” Reid.
In addition to returning for Season 11 of “American Idol” in 2012, Lopez launched the groundbreaking series “¡Q’ Viva! The Chosen” along with choreographer Jamie King and Marc Anthony. As co-executive producer and star, Lopez, traveled throughout South America to discover and meet outstanding Latin singers, dancers, musicians, and performers. Premiering in 2012 on Univision and FOX, the series documented an extraordinary transcontinental road trip to bring viewers the drama and intense emotions of the incredible stories and personal journeys.
Award winning actresses, Lopez will co-star opposite Jason Stratham in an adaptation of the crime/thriller literary series, “Parker,” directed by Taylor Hackford to be released in 2013.
She made her feature film debut in the highly acclaimed “Mi Familia,” which garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role as the young mother, Maria Sanchez. Lopez earned widespread acclaim for her work in the title role of “Selena,” which brought her a Golden Globe Award nomination. In 2002, Lopez was awarded ShoWest Female Star of the Year, and in 2006, Lopez received the Women in Film: Crystal Award. Additionally, the National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino advocacy group in the nation, named her Entertainer of the Year at the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards.
Her film credits include Lasse Hallström’s “An Unfinished Life” with Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman; Oliver Stone’s “U-Turn”; “Maid In Manhattan”; “Money Train”; Francis Ford Coppola’s “Jack” with Robin Williams; “Blood and Wine” opposite Jack Nicholson; Luis Mandoki’s “Angel Eyes”; “The Cell”; Steven Soderbergh’s “Out of Sight” with George Clooney; Michael Apted’s “Enough”; and “Anaconda. Playing the role as actresses and producer, she starred in the feature films “El Cantante,” a drama about the life of salsa legend Hector Lavoe, and “Bordertown” opposite Antonio Banderas. In 2011, Lopez starred in the romantic comedy “The Back-up Plan.
In spring 2012, Lopez she was part of the ensemble cast in “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” (Lionsgate Films). She lent her voice to the character of Shira, a sabre-toothed tiger, in the animated film, “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” which was a #1 box-office hit this summer.
Via Nuyorican, Lopez’s TV and film production company, she stepped into the role of television producer with a reality show, “Dance Life,” as well as the drama “South Beach Tow.”
Nuyorican is in development on several film and TV productions that includes a partnership with 20th Century Fox, including the romantic comedy “Taming Ben Taylor,” in which she will star as a top-notch real estate agent who wins over a rugged vintner; “Help” for ABC; “Sweet Little 15,” which tells a young Mexican girl’s coming-of-age story as she plans her Quinceañera; and the teen television comedy and book series, “Amigas Sweet 15 Club,” which will follow five teens in Miami who run a Quinceañera (Sweet 15) business.
Nuyorican is also working on notable film projects, including “The Governess” and a remake of the hit 1980s comedy “Overboard.”
Lopez set the branding standard for celebrity fragrance, apparel and accessories. Her latest fragrance, Love and Glamour, marked 17 successful launches, taking in over $2 billion combined. A new fragrance, Glowing, was launch in 2012. In 2006, Lopez was awarded with the prestigious ACE Fashion Icon of the Year for her contribution to accessories and the fashion industry.
Known for her beauty and fashion sense Lopez has been the face of many advertising campaigns—L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Ford, Fiat, Subaru, Lux, Brahma Beer, Gillette, Kohl’s and Pepsi just to name a few. In 2012, Forbes ranked Lopez number one on their list of “100 Most Powerful and Influential Celebrities in the World” and she has appeared many times on The Hollywood Report’s list of best paid actresses. Also known as a fashion icon, her appearance at the red carpet events always garners considerable media attention.
Lopez’s dedication to assisting children in need and to the empowerment of others is far-reaching. The Girls & Boys Club of America has named her their national spokeswoman. Gucci is featuring Lopez in a national advertising campaign along with her twins Emme and Max launching its children collection. The campaign will benefit UNICEF.
Her commitment to making a difference and her passion for making this world better is highlighted through her work with children via The Lopez Family Foundation, a not-for-profit she started with her sister, Lynda. The Lopez Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children, and raising the level of medical care available to them. The foundation is currently working with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on a telemedicine program that will help underserved communities around the world to be treated with state-of-the-art technology and by top doctors. The organization opened its first telemedicine center in Puerto Rico in 2010 and seven new centers in Panama this year.