Jennifer Lopez first gained notice as a dancer on the 1990s comedy skit show In Loving Color. She then became a movie star after her lead role in the 1997 biographical film Selena. In 1999 she released her first album On the 6 and it kicked off with the #1 hit single "If You Had My Love." Jennifer Lopez has been a pop star ever since. These are her 10 biggest and best pop hits.
"Let's Get Loud" was the final single from Jennifer Lopez' debut album On the 6. It was not a big pop chart hit in the US, but the Latin dance flavor has made it one of her best loved songs for fans. Gloria Estefan co-wrote the song with Colombian composter Kike Santander. She received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for the song. "Let's Get Loud" was a top 10 pop hit in Australia and several European countries.
This song is largely built around a looped horn sample from James Brown's classic "Soul Power." It only reached #12 on the US pop chart, but it went to #1 in many European countries including the UK. The video is notable for featuring Jennifer Lopez in a wide number of roles.
Jennifer Lopez insists here that she has not been spoiled by money and success. It created strong divisions among pop fans and critics. Some insisted the song was simply silly while others applauded it as a strong self statement. "Jenny From the Block" landed at #3 on the pop singles chart.
"I'm Real" was a #1 pop hit for five weeks, but it also generated its fair share of controversy for Jennifer Lopez. Much of it centered on use of a sample than some believed was intended for a Mariah Carey song originally. Despite the disputes, "I'm Real" has a truly engaging light, sexy touch.
After the massive success of "On the Floor" in returning Jennifer Lopez to the upper reaches of the pop singles chart, she decided to collaborate once again with Pitbull and RedOne. The result is another pleasing, hot dance pop gem. "Dance Again" quickly landed inside the top 10 of the iTunes digital sales chart.
Jennifer Lopez took us all to the dance floor with her second hit single. It was used frequently as a celebratory anthem for the dawn of the new millenium. The music video features a Y2K dance party. The song earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording and peaked at #8 on the pop singles chart.
Landing a judging position on American Idol now seems the first step on the path to return Jennifer Lopez to the mainstream pop spotlight. With Pitbull along to deliver a rap, "On the Floor" debuted inside the top 10 on the pop singles chart and peaked at #3. The song ultimately sold over eight million copies worldwide in 2011.
Jennifer Lopez blasted into the pop mainstream with her first single. "If You Had My Love" landed at #1 on the pop singles chart with its elegant feel laced with surging strings. The song's music video caused a stir as it centers on voyeuristic interest in Jennifer Lopez.