Ever since Jennifer Lopez announced that she and Shakira are performing at the 2020 Super Bowl on February 2, her fans can’t wait to see her pull off what will likely (okay, most definitely) be the halftime show to end all halftime shows. (Although, let’s be real, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s performances were straight-up legendary.) Not only does J.Lo have an amazing voice, but after filming Hustlers, you can bet she’ll be tearing up the stage with some show-stopping dance moves, too. (I mean, she is a judge and executive producer on hit dance competition TV show World of Dance, after all.)
Luckily for all the J.Lo lovers out there, you don’t have to wait until February to get your fix. The pop star/actress/all-around-mogul’s songs are just as much hits now as they were when she originally released them. (So, just imagine how epic that Super Bowl medley is bound to be…)
From classics like “Jenny from the Block” to hit singles like “On The Floor” to J.Lo’s latest release, “Medicine,”here’s the full history of Jennifer Lopez’s songs and albums. (Pro tip: Start making that J.Lo playlist now.)
1. On the 6 (1999)
Before J.Lo released her debut album, many people (myself included) mainly knew her for her acting chops. On the 6 proved the movie star could sing as well, spawning several successful hits, including “If You Had My Love,” “Waiting for Tonight,” “Let’s Get Loud,” and “Feelin’ So Good.”
“If You Had My Love” was J.Lo’s first song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 12, 1999. Almost 20 years later, it’s still a banger.
Less than six months later, J.Lo scored her second top 10 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Waiting For Tonight,” peaking at No. 8 in December 1999.
2. J.Lo (2001)
As the title implies, this album created the singer’s perma-nickname, “J.Lo,” which fans have lovingly referred to her as ever since. This album initially brought fans catchy pop hits like “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “Play.” But it was the album’s third and fourth original singles, “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny,” that took J.Lo’s music to a new level of popularity once she released remixes with rapper Ja Rule (more on that in a sec).
Unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough fan love for “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” to get it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Instead, it peaked at No. 3in February 2001. (Not bad, tho.)
3. J to tha L-O! The Remixes (2002)
Inspired by the wildly successful remix of “I’m Real,” featuring Ja Rule, this album was entirely devoted to remixes of J.Lo’s classic hits.
J.Lo’s most popular song, “I’m Real,” featuring Ja Rule, was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five nonconsecutive weeks (not too shabby).
J.Lo’s second collab with Ja Rule, “Ain’t It Funny,” also snagged the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that same year.
4. This Is Me…Then (2002)
Way before A-Rod, J.Lo had a high-profile relationship and engagement to actor Ben Affleck (‘member that?). Not only did they star in a few movies together (lol Gigli), but he was the inspiration behind this album. Even so, the album’s lead single, “Jenny from the Block,” featuring Styles P and Jadakiss of The Lox, is so uniquely J.Lo, it’s the one that die-hard fans continue to rock out to today.
While “Jenny from the Block” might be the song J.Lo is best known for now, it’s not her best song of all time, according to Billboard’s rankings. It peaked at No. 3 in December 2002.
J.Lo and LL Cool J joined forces on this track and snagged Jenny her fourth No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 1oo in the process.
5. Rebirth (2005)
Though J.Lo’s fourth studio album reached the top 10 in most major music charts, it didn’t see the same mega success as her previous work even with the release of singles “Get Right” and “Hold You Down.”
“Get Right” reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it J.Lo’s tenth most popular song of all time.
Como Ama Una Mujer (2007)
J.Lo’s fifth studio album was her first Spanish-language album. Translated to “How A Woman Loves,” the album was comprised of all ballads. Singles included “Que Hiciste” (“What Did You Do?”) and “Me Haces Falta” (“I Need You”).
6. Brave (2007)
This was J.Lo’s first album to miss a top 10 spot on the Billboard Hot 200 albums chart, even with singles like “Do It Well” and “Hold It Don’t Drop It.” The singer promoted the album on a co-headlining tour with then-husband Marc Anthony, but it didn’t translate to the music charts.
7. Love? (2011)
J.Lo released this album several years after Brave, following the birth of her twins Max and Emme. The album’s first single, “On The Floor,” featuring Pit Bull, helped J.Lo reclaim her rightful place in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That hit was followed by singles “I’m Into You,” featuring rapper Lil Wayne, and “Papi,” though neither were as successful.
Mr. 305 and Bronx-born Jenny from the block started “On The Floor” and ended at the No. 3 spot on Billboard.
8. A.K.A. (2014)
J.Lo’s eighth and most recent studio album was released more than four years ago and aimed to bring more of a pop and R&B sound to fans. Unfortunately, it kinda missed the mark. The album and its singles “I Luh Ya Papi” and “First Love” received an underwhelming response from fans and critics alike. Its third single, “Booty,” featured Pitbull on the original version but didn’t really become a hit until it was released as a remix with rapper Iggy Azalea.
9. “Medicine” (2019)
In April 2019, Jennifer Lopezreleased her latest single (sans album—maybe that’s coming in 2020?), featuring rapper French Montana. The duo also collaborated on a visually stunning music video that has received more than 28 million views on YouTube since its premiere.
As for the song itself, that peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the month it debuted. Not J.Lo’s best, statistically speaking, but still a bop that deserves a listen in the club now and again.
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