Monday, July 24, 2017
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Jennifer Lopez
Song:If You Had My Love
Album:Dance Again...The Hits
Jennifer Lopez was already a movie star when she began her recording career. Fortunately for her, she scored a huge hit with her first single If You Had My Love. She's had mixed success since then. Part of the problem is her music is generic dance pop that sounds like every other singer that does that kind of music. And she's not a great singer so she depends a lot on solid production to carry her. She was born July 24, 1969 in The Bronx, NY. Her parents were Puerto Rican immigrants. Her sister Lynda works for New York radio station WCBS. Growing up Jennifer dreamed of performing. And as a teen, she appeared in the 1986 film My Little Girl. Then she did bit parts in Broadway shows. Her big break was as a Fly Girl on the TV series In Living Color in 1991. That got her to Los Angeles and she left to pursue acting in 1993. Her first decent role was in the 1995 film My Family which led to the biopic Selena. Other films included Anaconda and especially Steven Soderburgh's 1998 film Out Of Sight. So now she wants to record. Tommy Mottola signs her to his Work Group label with Columbia distribution. The album On The 6 was released June 1999. The single If You Had My Love was released May 1999. Jennifer is risking a lot. If her music fails, she probably doesn't get another chance. Fortunately, If You Had My Love was a huge hit and so was the album. The song was written and produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. He wrote it for Michael Jackson but Jackson thought it was suited for a female singer. The album was certified 3XPlatinum. Obviously Jennifer has had other hits. But she was already a movie star so immediate success was important. You can get all her Columbia hits on this budget comp complete with a bonus DVD. In recent years Jennifer has not been as active recording. But she does have a Spanish album coming in September. She recently returned to Epic Records so expect a big splash with her first English album. Right now she is doing her show World Of Dance for NBC and the series Shades Of Blue. And she is appearing in a live TV production of Bye Bye Birdie for NBC in 2018. So Jennifer Lopez ain't going away anytime soon. Here's the video for If You Had My Love by Jennifer Lopez.