Jennifer Lopez Signs Las Vegas Residency Deal

A few hours before American Idol aired last night, Jennifer Lopez revealed on social media that she would be announcing some big news on the show. It turns out that the singer is heading to Las Vegas for her residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The residency will launch on January 20th (2016), and the first twenty show dates have been revealed online. “I’ve been preparing for this moment my entire life. The show is going to be multifaceted high energy Jenny from the Block party,” Lopez said in a statement. She added,”[I’m] mixing all aspects of what my fans and I love…Dance, Hip-Hop, Latin, and Pop. It’s going to be the show I’ve always dreamt of creating.” Tickets for the first twenty Lopez dates will go on sale May 16th at 10am (Pacific standard time), and the dates run from January 20th through June 12th. Lopez joins the list of other pop stars who are also headlining shows in Las Vegas, those artists include Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Britney Spears.

Lopez has released eight studio albums including On the 6, J. Lo, This Is Me…Then, Rebirth, Como Ama una Mujer, Brave, Love?, and A.K.A. Her studio debut entitled On the 6 was dropped in 1999, and it featured production from superproducers P. Diddy, Rodney Jerkins, and Cory Rooney. The project sold three million albums in the US, and it featured the hit singles  “If You Had My Love,” “No Me Ames” (with Marc Anthony), “Waiting for Tonight,” “Feelin’ So Good” (featuring Big Pun and Fat Joe), and “Let’s Get Loud.” The song “If You Had My Love” peaked at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it also reached the top of the singles charts in New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, Canada, and Australia.

The pop singer’s latest album, A.K.A. was dropped last year. It produced the singles “I Luh Ya Papi,” “First Love,” and “Booty,” and it featured production from DJ Mustard, RedOne, and Max Martin. Along with its big name producers, A.K.A. also featured guest appearances from Rick Ross, Iggy Azalea, French Montana, T.I., and Tyga. The album reached Number 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, and it peaked at Number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

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