Jennifer Lopez is American pop latin singer, dancer, record producer and television personality. Lopez began her career as a dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color. Subsequently venturing into acting, she gained recognition in the 1995 action-thriller Money Train. Her first leading role was in the biographical film Selena, in which she earned an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress. She earned her second ALMA Award for her performance in Out of Sight. She has since starred in various films, including The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, Shall We Dance?, Monster-in-Law and The Back-up Plan.
In 1999, Lopez came to prominence within the music industry following the release of her debut studio album On the 6, which spawned the number one hit single "If You Had My Love". Her second studio album, J.Lo, was a commercial success, selling eight million copies worldwide. It also allowed her to become the first person to have a number one album album and a number one film on the same week.
J to tha L–O!: The Remixes became her second consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, while her third and fourth studio albums peaked at number two. In 2007, she released two albums, including her first full Spanish-language album, Como ama una Mujer, and her fifth English studio album, Brave. In 2011 , she returned to music and released her seventh studio album, Love? and its single, "On the Floor".
Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements, including two Grammy Award nominations; two Latin Grammy Award nominations; three American Music Awards, amongst six nominations; and the estimated sale of over 55 million records worldwide. Billboard ranked her as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade. Currently, Lopez is a member of the judging panel of American reality television competition American Idol.
Her first greatest hits album, Dance Again... The Hits, was released in July 2012.