Jennifer Lopez Announces Engagement to Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez finally has her anillo

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar, who earned a No. 1 on Billboard’sLatin Airplay chart with “El Anillo,” has announced her engagement with former baseball star Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez

The couple both posted a photo of J. Lo’s huge new ring on Instagramon Saturday (March 9) to share the news.

“She said yes,” the former New York Yankees player captioned the picture, while Lopez’s comment consisted of several heart emojis.

The newly engaged couple, who have been posting sunny snapshots by the sea over the past few days, appear to be on a romantic beachside getaway.

Lopez and Rodriguez began dating in February 2017. This past November, the singer/actress chatted about her and A-Rod‘s relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, who teased her about their potential plans to wed. “So you’ll be getting married?” DeGeneres prompted. “I don’t know,” said Lopez at the time. “I don’t know.”

“You should, because y’all seem very happy,” the host offered. Lopez answered, “We’ve been together a couple years. It’s nice.”

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Lopez recently released dates for her upcoming It’s My Party: The Live Celebration Tour, which kicks off on June 7 in Phoenix.

Jennifer Lopez’s Music Sees Significant Sales Gain Following Her Performance at the MTV Video Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is making dinero after the MTV VMAs

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards yielded significant sales gains for the songs performed on the August 20 broadcast, according to Nielsen Music, including the music of the 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar.

Jennifer Lopez

In the week ending August 23, the collected tunes performed on the show — excluding recently released tracks — earned a 41 percent sales gain in download sales in the U.S., rising to 112,000 sold (up from 79,000 in the frame ending Aug. 16).

JLo was a big winner, courtesy of her 10-minute medley of hits. The recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (as well as Best Collaboration for “Dinero,” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B) treated the audience to a lavish 12-song performance. The dozen tunes collectively earned a 150 percent sales increase (rising to 13,000 sold – up from 5,000).

Some of the new and developing acts that MTV showcased during the broadcast in shorter performances (as part of their Push Artist to Watch performance slots) also cashed in. Jessie Reyez’s “Apple Juice” scored a 753 percent sales gain, climbing to a little more than a 1,000 sold (up from a negligible figure), Hayley Kiyoko’s “Curious” jumped 181 percent (to a little less than 1,000) and Bazzi’s “Beautiful” bounced up 27 percent (to 5,000).

Camila Cabello Takes Home Top Prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards

Camila Cabello is Havana moment…

The 21-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer was the night’s big winner at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home the top prizes of the night… Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Camila Cabello

Cabello won the Video of the Year award for the official clip to her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single, “Havana.” She’s only the second Latin artist to win the coveted Video of the Year prize, behind Christina Aguilera, who won the award in 2001 for her “Lady Marmalade” collaboration with Lil’ Kim, Mýa and P!nk (featuring Missy Elliott).

With the wins, Cabello, who’d previously earned four Moon Men as a member of Fifth Harmony, claimed her first two trophies as a solo artist.

But Cabello wasn’t the only Latin artist to win…

Cardi B, who entered the night with a leading 10 nominations, picked up three Moon Men—the first of her career.

The 25-year Dominican American rap sensation was named Best New Artist. She also picked up the award for Song of the Summer for “I Like It,” her chart-topping collaboration with J Balvin and Bad Bunny, as well as Best Collaboration for her single with Jennifer Lopez, “Dinero.”

J Balvin took home his first Moon Man as well…

In addition to his shared prize with Cardi B for Song of the Summer, the 33-year-old Colombian singer took home the trophy for Best Latin Video for his collaboration with Willy William, “Mi Gente.”

Meanwhile, JLo, already a winner with Cardi B, was honored with the Video Vanguard Award and delivered a high octane performance of her current and past hits to remind us that she’s still Jenny from the Block.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Video of the Year
 Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Best Video With a Message Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Best Collaboration
 Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
Best New Artist
 Cardi B
Artist of the Year
 Camila Cabello
Best Rock Video
 Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Best Dance Video 
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
Best Latin Video J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”
Song of the Year
 Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
Best Direction
 Childish Gambino – “This Is America”, Directed by Hiro Murai
Best Art Direction
 The Carters – “APES**T”, Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue
Best Visual Effects 
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”, Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris
Best Editing
 N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”, Editing by Taylor Ward
Best Cinematography The Carters – “APES**T”, Cinematography by Benoit Debie
Best Choreography Childish Gambino – “This Is America”, Choreography by Sherrie Silver
Best Pop Video
 Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry”
Best Hip Hop Video
 Nicki Minaj – “Chun Li”
Push Artist of the Year
 Hayley Kiyoko
Song of Summer
 Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”

Jennifer Lopez to Perform at the Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is ready to Strip down…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is set to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo shared the news when she stopped by the TODAY show Wednesday morning amid chatting with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie about the Met Gala, Season 2 of her show World of Dance, and her new single “El Anillo.”

She quickly took to Twitter following her TODAY appearance to share her excitement.

Lopez premiered “El Anillo” at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 26, where she delivered a show-stopping performance in a goddess-like headdress and bejeweled bodysuit. She last performed on the Billboard Music Awards in 2014, when she also received the Icon Award.

Along with J.Lo, this year’s star-studded roster of BBMAs performers includes Camila CabelloShawn MendesKelly Clarkson (who is also hosting the show), John LegendDua LipaBTS and this year’s Icon Award recipient, Janet Jackson.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato also just announced that they’ll team up for a performance of their new collaboration “Fall In Line,” which will mark the world premiere of the song.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

Jennifer Lopez Teases Cardi B “Yo Quiero Dinero” Collaboration During Calibash 2018

It appears Cardi B is making money moves with a fellow Latina from the Bronx…

Last year, Jennifer Lopez teased a possible collaboration with the 25-year-old half-Dominican American singer during a conversation with DJ Khaled, which was captured on Instagram and shared on YouTube.

Jennifer Lopez

“Do you think we should add more Cardi ad-libs?” Lopez asks Khaled in the video.

Well, during Jennifer Lopez’s headline performance at this year’s Calibash in Los Angeles, JLo previewed a new Spanglish track titled “Yo Quiero Dinero,” hinting at said collaboration with Cardi B.

Lopez shared a clip of the performance on her Instagram page.

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No word on when the track will be released.

Lopez Performs New Spanish Ballad “Mirate” at the Billboard Latin Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is slowing things down…

The 47-year-old Puerto Rican superstar took the stage at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards to perform her new Spanish-language song, “Mírate,” in front of the live audience.

Jennifer Lopez Performing Mírate

Lopez’s powerful ballad was accompanied by a full orchestra and was followed with a standing ovation from the audience, which included her proud ex-husband, Marc Anthony, who is producing her forthcoming album.

Prior to JLo‘s performance, the likes of Sofía Vergara, Lin-Manuel Miranda and J Balvin appeared in a star-studded video to congratulate the singer on her Star Award.

“I love you so much. I feel blessed to be part of this creative world and to be able to represent our Latin community. I feel at home,” said Lopez of her award. “I am humbled to be here in your presence and accept this award.”

Lopez was also named Social Artist of the Year at the awards show.

Lopez to Release Latin-Flavored Single in the Near Future

Jennifer Lopez is thisclose to dropping a new (Latin) beat…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge will release a Latin-tinged track in a few days, according to NYC’s Z100 program director Mark Medina.

Jennifer Lopez

Medina shared the news in a recent Twitter exchange with a JLo fan who wondered what her new song would sound like.

“Fun, hi energy, Latin flair, global, timely on @Z100NewYork soon- probably days,” he wrote.

Lopez’s latest album “A.K.A.” arrived last year. In the past few months, she’s been busy with her acting career and her judging stint on American Idol, in addition to making contributions to the Home soundtrack, Prince Royce’s “Back It Up” and Jason Derulo‘s Everything Is 4 LP.

In late May, she was rumored to have started working on a new project after a fan noticed that she and Missy Elliott followed each other on Twitter. A few days later, the two superstars fueled the collaboration report when they were pictured together.

So far, there’s still no official word on what Lopez is actually cooking up, but she’s currently preparing herself for her Las Vegas residency, which starts in January 2016 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Lopez Releases a Glamorous & Intergalatic Video for “Feel the Light”

Forget “Jenny from the Block”… Jennifer Lopez is an intergalactic goddess who could be called “Jenny from the Milky Way.”

Following her show-stopping performance on American Idol, the 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress has released the official music video for her new ballad “Feel the Light,” which is featured in the animated film Home.

Jennifer Lopez Feel the Light Video

Lopez, who voices the character Lucy in the Dreamworks animated adventure film, is seen flying through space while bedazzled with sparkling gems (a la “Waiting for Tonight” in the intergalactic-themed clip.

She also wears a white catsuit with sheer-paneling as she stands on what appears to be a spaceship against the backdrop of far-off galaxies.

In another part of the video JLo dances with some of the animated aliens from the film in a white party dress and skyscraper heels, showing them how to get their dance groove on.

Home will be released later this month, and also features the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin.

It centers around Oh (Parsons), an alien on the run from his own people who lands on Earth and befriends Tip (Rihanna), helping her reunite with her mother Lucy (Lopez). The duo embark on an adventure together where Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human.

‘It’s the first movie I’ve been in that my kids had heard about before I told them,’ Lopez told Access Hollywood earlier this week.

Lopez noted that it was her first time releasing a ballad as a single.

“It’s very weird for me not to move,” she laughed.

Lopez Gives Out of This World Performance of “Feel the Light” on “American Idol”

There’s no denying Jennifer Lopez is a Latin luminary… But during this week’s episode of American Idol, la Lopez lit up the screen in a whole new way.

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge took the stage to perform “Feel the Light,” her new single from the soundtrack to the animated movie Home. And Lopez didn’t disappoint, stealing the show with an epic performance and show-stopping gown.

Jennifer Lopez on American Idol

The “Booty” singer first appeared on stage in a large white dress, which consisted of fabric, 20 feet in diameter. As Lopez’s performance continues, the dress was used to project scenes from the movie, as well as some out of this world special effects.

As she stood there and belted out the song, everyone’s eyes were transfixed on the dress. Even JLo’s costume designer, Mariel Haenn, felt like it was something to remember.

“A lot of things made this dress special, particularly it’s an idea that we’ve had for a very long time that we were just waiting for the right time to execute it. The white dress on it’s own was an idea that Jennifer had for a performance, but then when we were working on the creatives for the Home music video, we talked about using the dress as a canvas to project stuff onto it, and incorporate the movie into her dress, which is something I’ve never seen before. It felt really special,” she told HollywoodLife.com.

“[Projection] is something that Jennifer has always wanted to do, and when she was working on this song and we were working on the creatives for the video, she thought that this was the perfect place for it all to happen,” she added.

Pitbull Kicks Off a Night of Latin Performances at the Billboard Music Awards

This year’s Billboard Music Awards had a decidedly Latino feel… Not only did Jennifer Lopez become the first Hispanic artist (and woman) to win the coveted Icon Award, but the show featured several high-octane performances from Latino musicians, including Pitbull.

Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte

The 33-year-old Cuban-American rap superstar, joined by la Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, kicked off the night with an energetic performance of their new single ‘We Are One (Ole Ola),” the official 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem.

Pitbull kicked off the perforamnce with several scantily clad dancers backing him up, then kicked it over to Lopez, whose gold-fringed outfit sparkled in the lights. Leitte finished out the song.

No surprise, the performance featured strong soccer imagery as this year’s World Cup is right around the corner.

Pitbull, Lopez and Leitte will perform the song at the World Cup opening ceremony in Sao Paulo.

But Pitbull wasn’t the only one to perform a soccer-themed song…

Ricky Martin brought a little life to the BBMAs by performing “Vida,” one of the 2014 FIFA World Cup theme songs.

The upbeat track was written by fellow Puerto Rican singer Elijah King, as part of Sony’s “Supersong” 2014 World Cup song contest.

Looking stylish in all black amongst his team of white-clad dancers, Martin tore through the soccer-themed banger, shouting out its stadium-worthy cries of ole! In between, he showed off some dance moves of his own, leaving little doubt that he’s still livin’ la vida loca.

This isn’t the first time Martin has performed a track for the World Cup. His song for the 1998 competition, “La Copa de La Vida” (The Cup of Life),” propelled him into the global spotlight, taking off after he performed it on the Grammys. It charted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and reached No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Jennifer Lopez, meantime, proved why she’s a living icon…

The “I Luh Ya Papi” singer returned to the BBMA stage once again, this time to debut her new single “First Love,” the latest track from her upcoming album A.K.A.

JLo not only looked haute in a one-shoulder, sparkly black jumpsuit, but she belted out the tune with gusto and showed the world just how well she can dance.

Last but certainly not least, Shakira performed her latest single “Empire.”

The Colombian singer and The Voice coach lit up the Billboard Music Awards stage with a sizzling rendition of the latest single from her recently released self-titled album.

Dressed in a sheer, sparkling dress and thigh high black boots, Shakira stalked the stage complete with a cathedral-like stage set and flames blasting on stage behind her.

By song’s end she had walked into the audience chanting the song’s luminescent refrain “and the stars made love to the universe,” pausing before a blast of steam with the mic stand held high above her head.