A couple of babies, a few marriages, and many, many millions of dollars later, Jennifer Lopez has reached a point in her career where she can look back and put herself in the “female pop-star trailblazer” category: “I just always thought of myself as somebody who was out there [trying something unique], and that’s what I love about [the music industry]. There’s room for all these different kinds of artists.“ Tru dat. She observes, “All the way from Taylor Swift to Lady Gaga to Madonna to Britney to BeyoncÃ© and Rihanna and myself — there’s just so many people who are on the scene and really doing their thing… It’s nice to see.”
You might recall, Lopez hit the scene running when her music career exploded in 2001, having both movie and music ventures at #1 in the same week (The Wedding Planner and her album, J.Lo). This summer, she will overlap genres again, with a starring role in The Back-Up Plan and the release of another album, Love?.
How does Jenny feel about being put in such an elite category of fierce female recording artists? At the end of the day it would seem she’s just a girls’ girl: “It’s not a competition type of thing… it is great to be seen as somebody who was at the forefront of that little girl movement.” Right on, hermana.