Over 80 million records sold. Three billion at the box office. A fashion icon, the talk of television, and dynamite on the dance floor. For over 20 years Jenifer Lopez has been at the very top of her game. But her legacy is still unfolding.

Winning The 2018 Video Vanguard Award defined Jennifer Lopez’s career and the singer tagged it as one of the best moments of her career and made her who she is. But Lopez’s fame and fortune haven’t come without challenges. The first verse of Gone was originally slated to be on a hit song by Jennifer Lopez, instead Kanye West decided to use the verse for his song.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez’s Rise to Fame and career hits

Jennifer Lopez, a Puerto Rican powerhouse from The Bronx, has built an empire during her iconic rise to stardom. Throughout her multifaceted career, it seems like she can do it all. Written by her friend Enrique Iglesias, Dance Again immediately made a strong impression on Jennifer Lopez. It was a song she simply had to sing.

Taking it day by day and step by step, Lopez mastered the fundamentals of dancing, acting, and singing and found her way to success. Selena in 1997, was one of Jennifer Lopez’s greatest performances, but we met her long before that when she was first introduced into American households in 1991 as a Fly Girl dancer on the hit sketch comedy show In Living Color. 

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

Fast forward 6 years, Lopez from The Bronx made the transition from TV to movies. She has always been open, hard-working, and focused. Jennifer Lopez’s star-making hits include, Out Of Sight, ANTZ (1998), Selena (1997), Hustlers (2019), commercial hits like The Wedding Planner, Monster-in-Law, and The Boy Next Door. On December 21st, 2018, Jennifer Lopez’s 35th film, Second Act was released in theatres worldwide.

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Kanye West was featured on Jennifer Lopez’s Get Right

When it comes to her successful singing career, the pop star has delivered a long list of evergreen hit songs. Jennifer Lopez has many successful team-ups with Pitbull and On The Floor has to be one of the best works. Third chart-topper for Jennifer Lopez, the song sold 928,000 copies and gathered 23.7 million plays. With 372,000 copies sold, If You Had My Love, was Lopez’s other superhit.

Released in 2005, Get Right was Jennifer Lopez’s second number 1 hit. The song sold 260,000 copies and amassed 14.6 million streams. Initially, Kanye West was set to appear in the song. The first verse of Gone, also released in 2005, was originally set to be in Jennifer Lopez’s Get Right, but instead Kanye West used the verse for Gone from his sophomore album Late Registration.

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MILAN, ITALY – Jennifer Lopez walks the runway at the Versace show during the Milan Fashion Week

Consequence, who featured in Gone, revealed that as Jennifer Lopez’s camp simply wanted only Kanye West on the song, he took the step to take a stand for his friend. Kanye West was of the opinion that if Consequence is not there, West won’t do it either and thus, West’s verse featured in Gone instead of Get Right. 

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