Jennifer Lopez, now commonly known as JLo, has become a pop-culture icon and a role model for Latin Americans. She is frequently identified with the “American Dream,” having come from humble beginnings to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Not only has JLo been successful on the big screen, she has also released a number of top-selling albums and created her own clothing line. She made history as the first female artists to have a number-one album and movie in the same week. Her all-encompassing ambition has been compared with that of Madonna’s.
Critics and fans must agree, as JLo has been the recipient of many awards and nominations, including a Blockbuster Entertainment nomination (1997) for Anaconda and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for Selena. She also won the VH1/Vogue Fashion Award for Most Fashionable Female Artist, received a Latin Grammy nomination and won the Billboard Latin Award for a duet she performed with Marc Anthony. Wait, there’s more! JLo was named Female Entertainer of the Year by ALMA in 2000. 2002 was Jennifer’s best year, as she won a World Music Award for World’s Best-Selling Latin Female Artist, an MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, a VH1/Vogue Fashion Award for Most Influential Artist and an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female. In short: this girl can act, sing and dance. Now it’s time to get to know her even better