Jennifer Lopez Hints at Possible Retirement From Music, Here Is What We Know

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Jennifer Lopez, who hadn’t released an album in nearly ten years, surprised fans by dropping her ninth album titled This Is Me... Now this year. Alongside this comeback, she hinted that this album might be her last in the music scene.

She started her music career at the age of 29.

Jennifer’s journey began professionally in 1989 with a five-month tour across Europe in the musical revue show Golden Musicals of Broadway. From there, she ventured into acting and music, starting with a small role on the TV show South Central in 1994.

Her big breakthrough came when she portrayed singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in the movie Selena, reigniting her passion for performing and leading to her debut album On the 6 in 1999. The album’s title paid homage to the 6 Subway line that connected her Bronx home to Manhattan.

A major highlight in Jennifer’s career was her performance at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup closing ceremony, where she sang If You Had My Love and Let’s Get Loud, viewed by over a billion people worldwide, propelling her music onto the global stage.

In January 2001, Jennifer made history as the first woman to have both a number one film The Wedding Planner, and album J.Lo simultaneously. Despite mixed reviews from critics, J.Lo became her most successful album, selling more than 8 million copies worldwide. She also took on the stage name J.Lo for herself. Reflecting on her intense workload during this period, Jennifer revealed experiencing a nervous breakdown while filming Enough, prompting her to reassess her priorities.

Her relationship with Ben was the real inspiration behind the album.

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In 2002, Jennifer achieved another milestone with her remix album J to tha L—O! The Remixes, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Her subsequent studio album This Is Me... Then resonated with audiences and was heavily influenced by her relationship with Ben Affleck. The album was a big hit, with the highest sales in Jennifer Lopez’s career during its opening week. J.Lo’s acting and singing career skyrocketed, making her a sought-after performer by her fans.

J.Lo’s latest album was also inspired by her relationship with Ben.

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Jennifer Lopez recently talked about her new project, This Is Me... Now: A Love Story, in an interview with ET. This project, combining music and cinema, allowed Jennifer to be more open and vulnerable than ever before. She explained that for artists, embracing vulnerability is essential.

Jennifer found inspiration for this album from her renewed romance with Ben Affleck. Their love story, which started in 2002 and led to their recent marriage in 2022, greatly influenced her music.

Describing the album as a reflection of her personal growth and healing, Jennifer added that it has a touch of magic. Titled This Is Me... Now, the album was released on February 16, along with a cinematic experience available on Prime Video. She explained that the music inspired her to create a cinematic experience to share more of her life story beyond just the songs.

The real reason why she might stop with music.

During the interview, Jennifer expressed uncertainty about releasing more albums in the future. She talked about the significant effort she invested in this album, making it feel like a special project for her. She even joked about keeping her thoughts on this possibly being her final album from her manager, Benny. «Don’t tell Benny that that’s what I’m thinking, this might be my last album ever,» said J.Lo.

Jennifer sees this album as closing one chapter in her career and beginning a new one. She’s enthusiastic about her current projects, which include producing and acting in three upcoming movies. Besides her music career, Jennifer is also occupied with her beauty line.

«Ben and I, we broke up three days before our wedding» shared J.Lo in her documentary. She revealed how difficult it was to lose Affleck, who was not only the love of her life but also her best friend. They also discussed the reasons behind their breakup more than 20 years ago. Check the full story here.

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