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Jennifer Lopez (aka J. Lo, born July 24, 1970) is a well-known Puerto Rican-American actress and singer.

She starred in the movies Selena, The Cell[?], Out Of Sight[?], and The Wedding Planner, Enough, Maid in Manhattan[?], and appeared in several other movies and television shows. She is noted as one of the first Hispanic actresses to achieve mainstream success in major Hollywood roles.

She started as a "fly girl" (dancer) on the television comedy program In Living Color.

Her music, mainly pop, includes the albums "J.Lo" and "On The 6", a reference to the bus she used to take growing up in the Bronx.

On The 6[?] was released in 1999 and featured the massive first single, "If You Had My Love". It also contained the Spanish-language[?], Latin-flavored duet "No me ames" with Marc Anthony[?], which was an international hit and was not released as a single in the United States. Although, the video got moderate airplay on American VH1 and The Box, as a novelty.

In the fall of 1999, the album's second American single, "Waiting For Tonight" was released. It was not a hit on the same scale as "If You Had My Love", but was huge nonetheless. The memorable video capitalized on the millennium craze of the time, featuring J. Lo at a futuristic dance party in a jungle, while an enormous clock counted down the seconds to the year 2000. The video also had a popular dance remix, by popular club remixer, Hex Hector[?]. To date, the remix video still gets occasional airplay on MTV2, during dance blocks.

The album's also included the smaller hit singles, "Feelin' So Good", a hip hop track which contained guest raps by Big Pun and Fat Joe and the latin-dance-flavored track, "Let's Get Loud".

Towards the end of 2000, Lopez released "Love Don't Cost A Thing", her first single from her second album, J. Lo. Upon its release in early 2001, the album quickly rose to the top of the charts; as did the single, which became her biggest hit since "If You Had My Love". The second single, "Play", which was written by rising teen star, Christina Milian[?], was a huge dance radio and club hit in early 2001 and was also successful on pop radio.

The album's next two singles, "I'm Real" and "Ain't It Funny" were relative flops in their original forms. However, Lopez got Murda Inc to drastically remix both songs, completely changing the lyrics and melodies and adding raps from Ja Rule to both songs. The "I'm Real" and "Ain't It Funny" remixes were two of the biggest pop and rap hits in late 2001 and early 2002, respectively, and their more hip hop sound gave J. Lo street credibility and brought her music to a whole new group of fans.

She continued the successful trend by getting 50 Cent and Nas to write rhymes for two remixes[?] of her next single, "I'm Gonna Be Alright". In mid-2002, Lopez released a remix album called J To The L-O: The Remixes[?], featuring the already popular rap remixes of "I'm Real", "I'm Gonna Be Alright", and "Ain't It Funny", and well as the dance remix of "Waiting For Tonight". The album also included rarer dance and hip hop remixes of her past singles, and a new song, a ballad called "Alive," which was included in Lopez' movie, Enough.

In the fall of 2002, Lopez released her most recent album, "This Is Me... Then", which has produced three hugely popular singles: "Jenny From The Block," which included raps from Jadakiss[?] and Styles P[?]; "All I Have," one of 2003's most popular songs to date, which was a duet with LL Cool J; and "I'm Glad".

Lopez has been involved with two short lived marriages, the second of which was to her former backup dancer and the winner of ABC's March 2003 reality show, I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here[?], Chris Judd[?]. She's also been romantically linked to P. Diddy, Ralph Fiennes, and Matthew McConaughey[?] and is currently engaged to Ben Affleck.



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