June 17, 2014
A.K.A. – JENNIFER LOPEZ’S 10th ALBUM – OUT TODAY
LOS ANGELES, CA — A.K.A. – Jennifer Lopez’s 10th album and her first for Capitol Records – is out today and she’s celebrating its release with a series of high profile television appearances. Last night she performed her current single “First Love” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” in Orlando, FL, kicking off the show’s “summer vacation.” Today, following her morning appearance on “Live! With Kelly & Michael,” she’ll take over Fuse. Tomorrow Lopez will visit BET, where she’ll take over “106 & Park,” and on Thursday she’ll guest on “The Wendy Williams Show” and BRAVO’s “Watch What Happens Live.” Fans can watch Lopez perform live in New York City’s Central Park on “Good Morning America” on Friday, June 20, in the latest installment of the show’s summer concert series.
Lopez, who graces this week’s cover of Billboard Magazine, recently delivered not one but two killer performances at the Billboard Music Awards and became the first female recipient of the Billboard Icon award. In an emotional speech, she recalled her days as a little girl in the Bronx and spoke directly to all the kids who were watching the show, encouraging them to dream big.
“A.K.A. is a showcase for where she’s at today,” says her Billboard Magazine cover story, “She raps alongside French Montana on sassy lead single “I Luh Ya Papi,” trades verses with Rick Ross on the head-bobbing gangster-love anthem “Worry No More” and delivers some of her most powerful vocal work to date on ballads “Emotions” and “Let It Be Me.” “The J.Lo we’ve loved since 1999’s On The 6 is here, absolutely – and has gotten better with time,” said People Magazine, going on to note, “She coos about romance on the catchy ‘First Love,’ but it’s the ballad ‘Let It Be Me’ that again proves she’s got the voice and, just as important, isn’t afraid to let us hear the vulnerability.” In an extensive track-by-track review, Idolator.com said, “A.K.A. is a career-best offering that takes the ultimate triple threat full circle” and hailed it as an “ambitious and eclectic pop album that is held together by sizzling beats, surprisingly personal lyrics, and Jenny’s inimitable swag.”
A.K.A. http://smarturl.it/AKAJLo features collaborations with French Montana, Rick Ross, TI, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea, Tyga, Sia, Chantal Kreviazuk, Kirby, Chris Brown, and producers Max Martin and Savan Kotecha, Detail, RoccStar, DJ Mustard, Diplo, Harmony, Pop and Oak and long-time collaborator Cory Rooney. You can view the official video for Lopez’s new single, “First Love,” HERE.
Since her first album, On the 6, debuted in 1999, Lopez has been transforming the global music scene and has sold over 75 million records worldwide. She has had 16 top 10 hit songs and three #1 albums. Her music achievements include winning three AMAs, three ASCAP Pop Music Awards, eight Billboard Latin Music Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, and two VMAs. Lopez is also a two-time Grammy nominee.
In 2001 Jennifer Lopez made history by being the first woman to have a #1 movie and #1 album simultaneously. “The Wedding Planner” was the nation’s top grossing film while her second album J.Lo was #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
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