Jennifer Lopez to release new Spanish language album with Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony are uniting once more for a new, all-Spanish album by Lopez, due out in 2017, with the first single coming in November.
Anthony will executive produce the new album, which will be Lopez’s first Spanish-language record since 2007’s Como Ama Una Mujer. At the time it was released, Como Ama Una Mujer was only the fifth Spanish album to ever debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart, and Lopez still holds the record for the highest-debuting Spanish album for a female artist. That album was co-produced by Anthony.
“I am so excited and really looking forward to this new musical journey and to celebrate my Latin roots with Marc Anthony and the Sony/Magnus family,” Lopez said in a statement to Billboard.
Lopez has long been proud of her Latin roots, often singing about where she came from in songs like “Jenny From the Block,” and singing in Spanish on features with artists such as Pitbull, Ricky Martin, and Prince Royce, all of whom celebrate their own Latin roots.
“[Jennifer] has had enormous accomplishments in her career and has been representing our culture all over the world from day one” Anthony said in a statement to Billboard. “Her artistry, professionalism, and passion for music are just some of the many attributes that have earned her a unique place in the entertainment world that very few people have been able to obtain.”
Lopez released her last major studio album A.K.A. in 2014, but has since remained busy both on the small screen as Harlee Santos in NBC’s Shades of Blue, and on the Las Vegas stage, where she’ll wrap up the first year of her All I Have residency in December.