Jennifer Lopez Reveals Deeply Personal New Album Project “This Is Me… Now”

Jennifer Lopez is revealing a new music project…

The 53-year-old Puerto Rican superstar, who’d completely blacked out her social media accounts, returned to all platforms to announce This Is Me…Now.

Jennifer LopezThe announcement comes on the 20th anniversary of her album, This Is Me…Then, which she co-wrote and co-produced.

Heralding a new era of music for J.LoThis Is Me…Now will chronicle the emotional, spiritual and psychological journey that she has taken over the past two decades. It’s billed as being an emotionally raw and honest project, with a lineup of songs about her life and experiences.

In addition, the autobiographical stories informed by the album will result in other very personal projects she’ll be releasing in 2023.

This Is Me…Now will shine a spotlight on her tough childhood, unsuccessful relationships and the incredible emotional journey she has been on.

“This album is a philosophy, a reflection, a zeitgeist moment. It’s about hope, faith and true love never dying,” reads a press statement.

Lopez’s last album came out eight years ago in 2014, A.K.A.. She has released singles and had her successful, Marry Me, film soundtrack this year.

As of this year, she has released eight studio albums, one remix album, three compilation albums, one soundtrack, one extended play, 65 singles (including 14 as a featured artist), five charity singles and 12 promotional singles. She has sold more than 80 million records with 15 billion streams worldwide.

The 13 singles on the new album include “Dear Ben Pt. II” and “Midnight Trip to Vegas,” a nod to her marriage ceremony with Oscar winner Ben Affleck back in July.

The original 2002 album has the song “Dear Ben” which is a ballad about Affleck, released when she was previously dating him.

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 Racy “Booty” Music Video Featuring Iggy Azalea

The warning at the start of Jennifer Lopez’s “Booty” just-release music video warns for ‘maximum impact,” but it should warn of gluteus maximus impact.

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge’s clip, featuring a lyrical verse from Iggy Azalea, was directed by Hype Wiliams.

Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea Booty Remix

The “Booty” video was released on on Thursday, September 18 and prominently showcases Lopez and Azalea’s assets, just as the song promises. It has already registered 2.3 million views on VEVO.

The bootylicious clip mostly features glamour shots of Lopez and her famous assets, though she gets some company from Azalea in the clip’s steamiest scenes. The singers are proud of what they’ve got but aren’t afraid to appreciate another woman’s physique either.

“Booty” is from Lopez’s most recent studio album A.K.A., though the album version featured a verse from Pitbull instead of Azalea.

Lopez Brings on Iggy Azalea for “Booty” Remix

Jennifer Lopez is making bootyful music with Iggy Azalea

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge has joined voices with the “Fancysinger for the remix to her latest track, “Booty.”

Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea Booty Remix

The two artists shout out those with similar assets — and their own, of course.

“The last time the world seen a booty this good was on ‘Jenny From the Block‘… I want to tell all my ladies to get up on the floor and shake it, shake it!” raps Azalea.

“Booty” is the latest single from Lopez’s album A.K.A.

Azalea was introduced by J.Lo at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday before she performed her The New Classic single “Black Widow” alongside Rita Ora.

Lopez’s “A.K.A.” Lands Atop Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

And then there were three for Jennifer Lopez

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and returning American Idol judge’s eighth studio album A.K.A. has landed atop Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with 33,000 copies sold in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Jennifer Lopez

A.K.A.’s debut at the summit marks her third No. 1 on the chart (and eighth top 10).

Lopez previously ruled with J.Lo in 2001, her best-selling album to date (3.8 million), and J to the L-O! The Remixes in 2002.

Simultaneously, Lopez boasts two titles on the Billboard Hot 100: Pitbull‘s official FIFA World Cup song “We Are One (Ole Ola),” on which she and Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte are featured (No. 85), and her new set’s second single “First Love,” which debuts at No. 87.

Lopez Embraces David Gandy in Teaser Photo From Her “First Love” Video Shoot

It looks like Jennifer Lopez’s First Love will be her steamiest…

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress is preparing to release the official music video for her latest single “First Love,” and she has a sexy co-star.

Jennifer Lopez & David Gandy First Love

British supermodel David Gandy, who will portray la Lopez’s on-screen lover in the clip, recently teased the soon-to-be-released clip with a photo he shared on Facebook.

In the black-and-white picture, Lopez is seen embracing the hunktastic model.

The video, which was shot in a California desert outside of Los Angeles earlier this month by famed photographer Anthony Mandler, will be released later this month.

“The chemistry between Jennifer and David was amazing,” a source told MailOnline. “There were definite sparks between them and the video is going to be one of her steamiest yet.”

Gandy recently talked about playing J.Lo’s “first love” in an interview with Vogue. “I can’t be too specific about the video at this point as it’s not out yet, but I play her love interest,” he said. “I’ve been asked if I’d take part in music videos before and I’ve always said no, but I jumped at the chance of working with a music icon such as Jennifer.”

He continued, “The conditions to shoot in were very challenging due to the weather – we were in the desert outside L.A. and the winds were incredibly strong and we had to deal with plummeting temperatures and sandstorms – but the atmosphere on set was great and we all had a lot of fun.”

“First Love” is the latest single off Lopez’s new album A.K.A., which is scheduled to hit the stores on June 17.

Lopez performed the song at the Billboard Music Awards last weekend and during the season finale of American Idol on Wednesday night.

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.

Lopez Feted with Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is not only an American Idol judge… She’s also an American icon

The 44-year-old singer/actress and current judge on Fox’s reality singing competition received the 2014 Icon Award at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, which were broadcast live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Jennifer Lopez

“You continue to break down barriers and inspire girls,” Rihanna said in a video montage, which included other noted artists, including Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Pitbull and Taylor Swift, sharing their thoughts on la Lopez and her remarkable career.

Before accepting the award from presenters, Ricky Martin and Iggy Azalea, Lopez took the stage for the second time in the night to offer a live debut performance of “First Love,” the second single from her upcoming album A.K.A.

Lopez kept the audience on her feet as she stepped back onto the stage to receive the Icon Award. “Oh my God! What the heck?” Lopez said as she held the award. “Music has always been my first love.”

She continued to thank God, her fans, family, friends, management (Benny Medina), Latinos (“para mi gente“) and wished for the “little ones” who were watching from home to follow their dreams.

Lopez is the first women to receive the BBMA accolade. Past winners of the Icon Award include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince.

Earlier in the night, Lopez took the stage with long-time collaborator and friend Pitbull and Claudia Lette, to premiere the official anthem of this year’s FIFA World Cup, “We Are One (Ole Ola).”

Lopez Reveals Her Next Studio Album’s Title and Its Revealing Artwork

To quote the lyrics to her latest single, Jennifer Lopez’s new album art will have men “all loving that JLo, true.

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge has shared her eighth studio album’s title and its revealing artwork to her 27.4 million Twitter followers.

Lopez’s new album will be called A.K.A., and the artwork is sizzling.

The A.K.A. cover art will most definitely set tongues wagging with its image of la Lopez in a red vinyl skirt and barely there vest.

J.Lo. A.K.A Artwork

The “I Luh Ya Papi” singer’s tweet also carries the simple message: “coming soon.” The album is expected to be released on June 17.

Lopez recently previewed six songs at an intimate brunch in Malibu.

“If you listen to my albums, they were always about love. I’ve always sung about love. It was always love in a certain way, a fairy-tale type of way. I was hoping, praying and wishing for that,” JLo told guests.

One of those songs is the second single, “First Love,” which the pop star discusses in a podcast with Billboard.

She started recording A.K.A. in February 2013, after finishing her first world tour and divorcing singer-songwriter, Marc Anthony.

The likes of Max Martin and Diplo lend their production skills to the set, while Robin Thicke, Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa are among the big-name collaborators