|Studio album by Jennifer Lopez|
|Released||January 16, 2001|
|Jennifer Lopez chronology|
|Singles from J.Lo|
J.Lo is the second studio album by American singer Jennifer Lopez. It was released on January 16, 2001, by Epic Records. The follow-up to her commercially successful debut On the 6 (1999), Lopez had more creative control over J.Lo. Its title refers to the nickname her fans gave her, and she described it as a homage to her supporters.
Lopez began recording the album in mid 2000 under the working title The Passionate Journey, and used her own personal experiences as a basis for its lyrics. For the album, she employed producers such as Cory Rooney, Troy Oliver, Dan Shea and Sean Combs, her boyfriend at the time, all of whom contributed to her first album. Musically, J.Lo is a pop and R&B album, but also encompasses genres such as Latin pop, retro and dance-pop. It was considered more daring than On the 6, including more provocative lyrics and explicit language. Its lyrics also deal with female empowerment and relationships.
Upon release, the album received mixed reviews from music critics, who criticized its manufactured sound, although some praised its Spanish songs and dance material. Commercially, J.Lo became Lopez's most successful. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, the same week her film The Wedding Planner (2001) led the box office, making her the first entertainer to have both a number one film and album simultaneously. The album was certified quadruple platinum in the United States for shipments of 4 million copies, and had sold 6.8 million copies worldwide in 2001 alone, becoming the sixth best-selling album of the year.
"Love Don't Cost a Thing" was released as the album's lead single in December 2000. It reached the top five in the United States, followed by "Play" which reached the top twenty. A Latin pop song entitled "Ain't It Funny" served as the third single. "I'm Real" was released as the album's fourth and final single. To further its success, record executives at Epic recruited Ja Rule of Murder, Inc. records who was popular in the Urban market create a remix of the song, "I'm Real (Murder Remix)". The remix, which featured Ja Rule, allowed the song to become a success on the charts, while shifting Lopez's personal style from pop to a more urban-oriented sound. The remix was the number one song in the United States at the time of the September 11 attacks.
- 1 Background and development
- 2 Composition
- 3 Promotion
- 4 Singles
- 5 Commercial performance
- 6 Critical response
- 7 Remix version
- 8 Track listing
- 9 Personnel
- 10 Charts and Certifications
- 11 Release history
- 12 References
Background and development
Prior to the release of J.Lo, Lopez had joined an elite group of limited actors to crossover successfully into the music industry  Inspired to pursue a music career after playing Selena in a musical biopic about the late singer of the same time, Lopez was signed to The Work Group and released her debut album On the 6 (1999). Initially, the entertainer planned to release music in Spanish, although Tommy Mottola, the head of Sony Music Entertainment at the time, suggested that she sing in English. Subsequently, Lopez along with Ricky Martin led a large group of Hispanics who had crossed over into mainstream music with English material, including Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony and Christina Aguilera. At the time, this was referred to by the media as a Latin pop crossover "explosion" and "ethnic boom". Lopez was described as "crossover royalty". Musically, On the 6 explored a Latin soul genre, and featured Lopez singing about love. It produced the number-one hit "If You Had My Love", as well as "Waiting for Tonight" which reached the top ten in the United States, among other singles. The album itself was a success, reaching number eight in the United States and selling eight million copies by 2003.
In April 2000, MTV News reported that Lopez, who had just finished filming a romantic comedy entitled The Wedding Planner, would begin recording her second studio album after wrapping up filming for another film, Angel Eyes (2001). That August, Lopez told LaunchCast that the album would be titled My Passionate Journey. "I'm halfway done right now. Hopefully I'll have it out by October," she said. It was reported that Lopez's boyfriend at the time, Sean Combs, who co-produced some of the tracks on On the 6, would contribute to the album. Additionally, it was also reported that Rodney Jerkins, who produced "If You Had My Love", was working with Lopez. She said "I've grown musically, vocally, and everything" and wanted her second album to "be more of a reflection of who I am, my own experiences".
The album was tentatively titled The Passionate Journey and set for release in November 2000, with the first single scheduled for release in late September. Lopez revealed in August 2000: "I had a deadline, but then I went and did three movies. So I'd been writing it during the movies and getting it together. And now I'm in there recording it." Lopez eventually decided to name the album J.Lo, which was a nickname her fans called her on the streets since the beginning of her career. She titled the album this as a homage to her fans, "My fans call me J.Lo. Giving the album this title is my way of telling them that this is for them in appreciation of their support". Several artists followed this trend, such as Janet Jackson with her album Damita Jo (2004) and Mariah Carey with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005).
Prior to releasing the album, Lopez knew how important it was to "stay fresh", wanting to innovate the music industry. She made the decision to tweak her public image, dying her hair and changing her stage name to J.Lo. The album was released on January 23, 2001. She had "creative control" over J.Lo, even more than On the 6, explaining that "I really felt like this time it was even more mine". During the album's release, Lopez began to transition into a sex symbol. Previously, she had been vocal in living her life while acknowledging her responsibility as a role model to youth. The entertainer stated, "I mean, I feel like you can't take on the responsibility of the world, you know? I think it's destructive [...] You start thinking, Oh God, I have to do this or do that. You have to live your life. I don't do drugs, I don't drink or smoke or do anything like that. So, those are the type of things that people like [in] role models: 'Oh, you can't be human.' You are human."
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J.Lo is a pop album with Latin, dance-pop and R&B influences. Lopez revealed, "I don't think what I make is real Latin pop. I make pop music that has some Latin influence." The album is more personal and romantic than her previous, with Lopez referring to the songs as a reflection on "what I've observed and witnessed my sisters and my girlfriends going through. The songs are about having a good time and not having a good time, or partying a lot and partying too much."
The album's opening track, "Love Don't Cost a Thing", is a Ric Wake-produced pop song, which lyrically centers around a materialistic relationship. "I'm Real", which was composed by Lopez with Cory Rooney and Troy Oliver, has a retro vibe, and was likened to music from Janet Jackson's album Control by Slant Magazine.
"Play" is a dance-pop track which received production from Swedish producers Arnthor Birgisson and Anders Bagge, and features back-up vocals from recording artist Christina Milian. In the track, Lopez pleads with a nightclub DJ to "play her favorite song" over a shuffling electric guitar and dance beat. Telegram & Gazette compared its sound to Madonna. "Ain't it Funny" is a Latin-pop song which returns Lopez to her "Latin roots". Written by Lopez and Cory, it contains lyrics about "creating the perfect romance in your mind, then facing reality when Mr. Right is less than ideal".
Her first bilingual album, J.Lo includes Spanish songs such as "Cariño", "Si Ya Se Acabo" and "Dame (Touch Me)". "Cariño" is described by Lopez as a "cha-cha" inspired composition, with lyrics that refer to love and affection. "That's Not Me" is a dramatic song about self-empowerment with an arrangement consisting of an acoustic guitar and piano. The album also features romantic ballads, which Rolling Stone and Slant Magazine drew comparisons with Jackson. "Come Over" is a song about "forbidden lust", whilst "Secretly" features Lopez singing about a "guy whom she can smell across the room". After J.Lo was re-released with a remix of "I'm Real" entitled "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" featuring rapper Ja Rule of Murder, Inc., this shifted Lopez toward a more pure R&B sound. Speaking of the remix, Ja Rule stated, "It's J. Lo now because of 'I'm Real'. It's gonna put her in another zone. After this one, they gonna be expecting hot crossover R&B joints from J. Lo. They ain't gonna want the pop version of J. Lo no more, they gonna want the 'I'm Real' version."
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Both the original and remix versions of "I'm Real" generated controversy. The original version of "I'm Real" is based around a sample of the Yellow Magic Orchestra's song "Firecracker", using an interpolation throughout introduction and chorus. Tommy Mottola, in addition to being the head of Sony, was the head of Columbia Records, which recording artist Mariah Carey had left at the time. Mottola, Carey's ex-husband, heard the sampling of "Firecracker" in a trailer for Carey's musical film Glitter (2001). According to The Inc.'s Irv Gotti, Mottola knew of Carey's usage of the "Firecracker" sample, and attempted to have Lopez use the same sample before her. When the music publishers for "Firecracker" were questioned, they admitted Carey had licensed usage of the sample first, and Lopez had signed for it over one month later, under Mottola's arrangement. Following the scandal, Carey was unable to use the sample. Also according to Gotti, Mottola contacted him with instructions to create an additional song that sounded exactly like another Glitter track he produced, titled "If We", featuring rappers Ja Rule and Nate Dogg. The remixed version of "I'm Real" received backlash for its use of the term nigga. In response, Lopez stated, "For anyone to think or suggest that I'm racist is really absurd and hateful to me. The use of the word in the song, it was actually written by Ja Rule, it was not meant to be hurtful to anybody." Later, Rule was confused as to why Lopez "received flack" for using the track. The rapper stated, "I think the whole thing, like everything else, is being blown out of proportion. She's not the first Latino to use that word on a record, and it's never been an issue before. I think it's just that she's a very high-profile star and it's something to let people get a chance to poke at her."
The audio CD of J.Lo was "equipped" with special technology, which allowed buyers to access exclusive bonus features via Lopez's official website. Fans could place their CD in their CD-ROM drive of a computer and go to the entertainer's website where they would "unlock" a "secret" area of the site, which would contain the features. Lopez appeared on various television shows and performed live on several occasions to promote the album. On January 12, 2001, the entertainer appeared on Top of the Pops, performing singles such as "Love Don't Cost a Thing" and "Play". On January 24, Lopez appeared at the Virgin Megastore on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. Fans who purchased the album at 12 a.m. only would exclusively be given the chance to get Lopez's autograph. Lopez traveled to Australia briefly to promote J.Lo. According to the Sydney Morning Herald who wrote about her visit years later, she arrived in "true superstar style", "Her press conference at the Boomerang mansion in Elizabeth Bay was an absolute circus of beefy security guards (watching over J.Lo's arrival by boat), gushing publicists and one of the largest entertainment media packs I've ever seen".
On February 10, 2001, Lopez was the musical guest and host of Saturday Night Live. She appeared in comedy sketches as well as performing songs from the album, in her second appearance on the television series. Elsewhere, she appeared on Live! With Regis, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman, Today and the 43rd Grammy Awards, among other television appearances. That February, Lopez performed "Love Don't Cost a Thing" and "Play" at a special Total Request Live event, CBS Sports Presents: MTV's TRL The Super Bowl Sunday, which occurred in Tampa, Florida at The NFL Experience theme park. At the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, held days before 9/11 on September 6, Lopez performed "Love Don't Cost a Thing" as well as "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", where she was joined by Ja Rule.
From September 22–23, 2001, Lopez performed a set of two concerts in Puerto Rico, entitled Let's Get Loud. These served as the first concerts of her career, in which she was, "flanked by a 10-piece orchestra, a five-person choir and 11 dancers". It would later air as a special on NBC. Later, a DVD of the concert entitled Jennifer Lopez: Let's Get Loud was released on February 11, 2003, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000.
A twenty-three second sample of the original version of "Ain't it Funny". It was written for the film The Wedding Planner, although rejected for having too much of a Latin sound.
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On November 16, 2000, Lopez globally premiered "Love Don't Cost a Thing" as the album's first single at the MTV Europe Video Music Awards. It was released as a single that December. The song received mixed feedback from critics. Entertainment Weekly noted its bold female empowerment message, while Slant Magazine called it a "cheap". "Love Don't Cost a Thing" was a wide commercial success, reaching the top ten of most music markets internationally; most notably reaching number one in the United Kingdom. It peaked at number three in the United States, making it her third top-ten hit at the time. A notorious video directed by Paul Hunter was released. It featured Lopez frolicking on the beach after her wealthy lover stands her up once again. It featured Cris Judd as a back-up dancer. Lopez and Judd became close during the video's production, and soon began a relationship after she split from Sean Combs. "Play" was released on March 27, 2001, as the second single from J.Lo. Although not as much of a success as "Love Don't Cost a Thing", "Play" was a commercial success internationally, while peaking at number 18 in the United States. It performed strongly on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, reaching number seven. A Francis Lawrence-directed "futuristic" themed music video for "Play" was released. It similarly featured Judd as a back-up dancer. Eventually, a few months after, Judd would become her next husband.
On June 20, 2001, the Latin pop inspired "Ain't it Funny" was released as the third single from J.Lo. It was originally written for the soundtrack of The Wedding Planner, a film Lopez starred in. However, Adam Shankman, the director, chose not to include it in the film because it had too much Latin influence, and "Love Don't Cost a Thing" was used instead. Although "Ain't it Funny" did not chart on the Hot 100, it was a success worldwide, reaching the top ten in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom where it peaked at number three. It was her second consecutive single to reach number three there, after "Play". That July, following the album's re-release with the addition of "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", the new track along with the original version of "I'm Real" were simultaneously released as one single. Two music videos produced. "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", however, had more of an impact on the charts. This allowed the single reached number one in the United States. Prior to its release as a single, "Ain't it Funny" was used as background music in three television commercials in Japan to promote the 2001 Subaru Legacy for a special campaign which was known as "Three Keys Legacy." Lopez herself was also featured in all three television commercials.
J.Lo entered the US Billboard 200 and the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at number one for the week ending January 31, 2001. It sold 272,300 copies in its opening week, which was described by Rolling Stone as "somewhat modest", given the "publicity machinery behind the album". Lopez ended The Beatles' eight-week run at number one with their greatest hits album 1 (2000). This week, Lopez's feature film The Wedding Planner debuted at number one at the United States box office after grossing $13.5 million during its opening weekend. This made Lopez the first entertainer in history to have a number one film and album at the same time. Lopez became the first female solo artist under Epic Records to reach the number one spot of the Billboard 200, joining other Epic artists such as Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam and Sly & the Family Stone among others. Additionally, J.Lo was the first number one album of the year 2001. During its second week, the album slipped to number two on the Billboard 200. In its third week, J.Lo sold 134,000 copies and fell to number four. MTV News reported its sales after three weeks of availability to have exceeding 586,000 copies. The following week, the album sold 130,000 copies, remaining in the chart's top five. For the Billboard issue of March 17, 2001, J.Lo dropped out of the chart's top ten, falling to number 17. For the week of April 7, 2001, J.Lo fell out of the Billboard 200's top 40. By May 2001, the album had sold 5 million copies worldwide.
After being re-released with the addition of the number one single "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", J.Lo experienced a boost in sales. It was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 3 million copies. For the week of September 1, 2001, the album had re-entered the top ten at number ten, where it remained for two weeks. Overall, J.Lo was the eleventh best-selling record of the year in the United States, with sales of 3.03 million copies. On October 31, 2003, the album was certified quadruple platinum for shipments of 4 million copies in the United States. By February 2002, J.Lo had sold a total of 3.18 million units in the United States. In June 2013, Gary Trust of Billboard revealed that J.Lo had sold a total of 3.8 million copies in the United States.
J.Lo also experienced commercial success internationally. In Canada, the album sold over 100,000 copies in its first week alone, instantly being certified Platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Additionally, it debuted and peaked atop the Canadian Albums Chart. In total, it sold 200,000 copies in Canada, certified double Platinum. The album peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, and remains her most successful album there, remaining on the chart for 48 weeks. It was eventually certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 300,000. For the week commencing February 5, 2001, J.Lo was the highest-selling album throughout Europe. It also peaked at number one in Poland, Switzerland and Greece. The album had its longest European chart run in France. After entering and peaking at number six on the French Albums Chart, it spent a total of 70 weeks charting, last appearing on September 28, 2002, after two re-entries. J.Lo entered the Australian Albums Chart at number two on February 4, 2001. It remained in the top ten for six weeks, and in the top forty for 26 weeks including re-entries. It was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales of 140,000. J.Lo was certified double Platinum in other countries including New Zealand and Switzerland.
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According to the reviewer aggreatator Metacritic which sampled eleven reviews of the album, it garnered mostly "mixed or average" reviews from music critics. AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine described it as "essentially the same album" as On the 6 and was unfavorable of its running length. Amy Linden of Sonic.net was positive, praising Lopez's "feisty, damn-I-know-I'm-all-that attitude" and "pulsating, insistent beats that leap out of the speakers and make you wanna move".
Entertainment Weekly 's Tom Sinclair wrote that Lopez "seems lost amid the cluttered, high-gloss arrangements", but stated that she "deserved props" for the album's Spanish language songs. Jon Pareles of Rolling Stone was also mixed, stating that "most of the music sounds like jigsaw puzzles: showers of tiny bits and pieces that interlock as complex, coherent songs". → NME's Christian Ward, on the other hand, was negative, "you begin to wonder: does this woman actually exist, or was she dreamed up by some demographic-hugging, zeitgeist-fellating exec who saw a gap in the market between, like, Janet Jackson and Gloria Estefan?" Slant Magazine's Sal Cinquemani described the album as "Ok-Lo", while Mike Ross of Canoe.ca was highly critical, calling it "Like cotton candy", "made from air, sugar and artificial color".
In December 2001, it was announced that Lopez would release a remix album of J.Lo. According to Cory Rooney, "We had changed the sound of Jennifer Lopez [with "I'm Real"] and we didn't have anything else on the [J.Lo] album we could release as a single. We had to do another remix to keep the momentum going". After the success of "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", Lopez once again recruited Ja Rule for a remix version of "Ain't it Funny". Prior to the release of J to tha L–O! The Remixes, "Ain't it Funny (Murder Remix)" was released and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, one of the most successful singles of Lopez's career. The remix album debuted atop the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 156,000 copies. It became the first number one remix album in the United States.
|J.Lo — Standard edition|
|1.||"Love Don't Cost a Thing"||
|3.||"Play"||Bag & Arnthor||3:31|
|4.||"Walking on Sunshine"||
|5.||"Ain't It Funny"||
|8.||"We Gotta Talk"||
|9.||"That's Not Me"||
|10.||"Dance with Me"||
|12.||"I'm Gonna Be Alright"||
|13.||"That's the Way"||
|14.||"Dame (Touch Me)" (duet with Chayanne)||
|15.||"Si Ya Se Acabó"||
|J.Lo — Spanish edition (bonus tracks)|
|16.||"Amor Se Paga con Amor"||
|18.||"Qué Ironía (Ain't It Funny)"||
|J.Lo — Japanese edition (bonus track)|
|J.Lo — North American special edition[d] & International clean edition (bonus track)|
|16.||"I'm Real (Murder Remix)" (featuring Ja Rule)||4:22|
|J.Lo — European special edition (bonus tracks)|
|16.||"Pleasure Is Mine"||Roche||4:17|
|18.||"I'm Real (Murder Remix)" (featuring Ja Rule)||
- ^a signifies an additional producer
- ^b signifies an co-producer
- ^c signifies a vocal producer
- ^d Canadian edition features clean version of I'm Real (Murder Remix) like International editions while other North American editions features explicit version.
Charts and Certifications
|Australia (ARIA)||2× Platinum||140,000^|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||20,000x|
|Canada (Music Canada)||2× Platinum||200,000^|
|Greece (IFPI Greece)||Gold||15,000^|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||2× Platinum||30,000^|
|Norway (IFPI Norway)||Gold||25,000*|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||2× Platinum||80,000x|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||300,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||4× Platinum||4,000,000^|
|Europe (IFPI)||2× Platinum||2,000,000*|
Chart precession and succession
1 by The Beatles
|European Top 100 Albums number-one album
February 3, 2001 – February 10, 2001
No Angel by Dido
|Swiss Albums Chart number-one album
February 4, 2001
Homerun by Gotthard
|German Albums Chart number-one album
February 5, 2001 – February 19, 2001
1 by The Beatles
|U.S. Billboard 200 number-one album
February 10, 2001
Hot Shot by Shaggy
|Polish Albums Chart number-one album
February 12, 2001 – February 19, 2001
Golec uOrkiestra 2 by Golec uOrkiestra
|Spain||January 16, 2001||Sony|
|Germany||January 22, 2001|
|Japan||January 24, 2001|
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