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The Definitive Ranking Of J.Lo’s Music Videos

Year after year, Jennifer Lopez continues to show that she’s got staying power. We’re so obsessed with her (for obvious reasons; her talent, the dancing, that BOOTY!), but we’re maybe even more obsessed with her flawless music videos. We know you’ve just been dying for someone to rank them, so here you go:

11. “I’m Gonna Be Alright” Ft. Nas

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CREDIT: Credit: JenniferLopezVEVO / YouTube

I cannot even begin to explain how obsessed I was with this music video. I wanted to walk through city streets with an oily glow and have a fan constantly blow in my direction! This is J.Lo at her most J.Lo to me. She’s hood as hell, and she hits that baseball with a STICK. Work it, ma.

10. “Waiting For Tonight”

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JenniferLopezVEVO / YouTube

This music video is like if “The Matrix” had a baby with a tropical island. So many lasers, lots of green and lots of dark space. You’re not really sure what’s going on, but you love it and you’re kind of turned on? It’s all very confusing but also perfect.

9. “Ain’t It Funny” (Alt Version)

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A confused J.Lo finds herself in a romantic telenovela that is ENTIRELY SEPIA TONED?!?!? SURE, YES, OKAY, FOREVER. While the plot of the music video has little to do with the song, it’s still great. And all of the abs!

8. “If You Had My Love”

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Lots of creepy cyber-stalkery “Mr. Robot” stuff in this music video, because 1999. But like really, how does he hack into J.Lo’s website and get access to cameras that let him watch her dance? Also, can we talk about a baby Adam Rodriguez in this video? PRAISE.

7. “Ain’t It Funny” Ft. Ja Rule

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Ahh yes, one of the classic Ja Rule and Jennifer Lopez collaborations. This video was all about bright colors and those bangs. And LOTS of purple eye shadow. If you remember a third voice on that track, you’re absolutely right: it also features a rapper named Cadillac Tah who no one remembers.

6. “All I Have” Ft. LL Cool J

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Is it possible to die from loving a music video too much?! Jennifer Lopez is walking down the street in a pink coat with a fur collar, hoop earrings, NO pants, and pigtails. Also… LL Cool J, his abs and lips. Yes.

5. “I’m Glad”

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I’m always down for a “Flashdance” tribute. This song isn’t one of J.Lo’s best, but who cares when you’re rocking that amazing curly bob and dancing your freaking heart out and this scene?! No matter what, J.Lo brings it. Always.

4. “On The Floor” Ft. Pitbull

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This whole video is very “Hunger Games” status. Pretty sure the films took their art direction from Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez’s video. It’s kind of trippy, but also lots and lots of sparkles. Like a scary circus that somehow works.

3. “Ain’t Your Mama”

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J.Lo as a Stepford Wife?! IS THIS HEAVEN. The theatrics of this music video are totally brilliant. But why is J.Lo on a pay phone in the beginning of the video? Very confusing, as if J.Lo ever used a pay phone.

2. “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”

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I don’t think it gets much better than J.Lo in braids with a crop top that says “J.Lo” on it dancing with a bunch of men. She is a literal goddess. After watching this video I was ready to sell my first born to her.

1. “Jenny From The Block”

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Did you really expect any other video to take the #1 spot? Those cargo pants. Those eyebrows. That cameo from Ben Affleck. May J.Lo always reign as Jenny From The Block!


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What’s your favorite J.Lo music video? Let us know in the comments below!

Chiquis And Becky G Release Video For Spanish-Language Version Of Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’

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Chiquis And Becky G Release Video For Spanish-Language Version Of Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’

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Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is arguably one of the most iconic songs in American music. We have all heard bits and pieces of the song growing up because it is just that iconic. After almost 50 years, “Jolene” has another Spanish-language cover brought to us by Becky G and Chiquis.

Spanish-speaking country music fans have a new cover to celebrate.

Becky G and Chiquis have released the music video for their Spanish-language cover of the American classic song “Jolene.” Originally released by Dolly Parton in 1973, “Jolene” is one of those songs that have become a timeless classic of American music.

Country music is quickly becoming a favorite genre in the Latino community. There has been a 25 percent increase in Latino support of country music. When you consider how many Latinos live in the south in states like Texas, it kind of makes sense.

Rolling Stone magazine claimed that it was the first Spanish-language cover of the song.

The magazine got called out on Twitter after claiming that this was the first Spanish-language cover of “Jolene.” The cover by regional Mexican music divas Becky G and Chiquis is good but it is not the first.

The first Spanish-language cover of “Jolene” is by Las Chicas del Can.

The Dominican group recorded “Youlin” in 1985 and the merengue take on the song is really fun to listen to. The version from the girl group is a very different take and feel on the song as compared to Becky G and Chiquis. The two songs are very different and both are very fun to listen to.

Either way, fans of country and regional Mexican music are here for this.

The music video is an animated rollercoaster with Becky G and Chiquis playing tough mujeres doing their thing. The music video is set up like a comic book because we all know that the most amazing superhero stories are comic books. Tbh, these two looked perfect in their tough acting roles.

If you want to listen to the original “Jolene,” here it is.

Truly, this will probably remain one of the greatest American classics of all time.

READ: Becky G Performs Tribute To Selena At San Antonio Concert

Conciencia Collective Is Bringing Together Artists To Tackle The Real Issues

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Conciencia Collective Is Bringing Together Artists To Tackle The Real Issues

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Conciencia Collective is bringing together some of the biggest names in entertainment to tackle some of the biggest issues. The Black Lives Matter protests have led to some long-needed change to police in Black and brown community. Afro-Latinos have been in the fight against the police brutality mixed with the anti-Blackness from fellow Latinos. On June 26, three Afro-Latinos will discuss the movement and the need to ensure that Black Lives Matter.

Check out the discussion today on YouTube, Conciencia’s Facebook, or mitú’s Facebook.

The death of George Floyd has ignited a fight for Black lives that we haven’t seen in a long time.

Thousands of people have been protesting against police brutality and are demanding a change to policing in the U.S. The protests have been ongoing for weeks and they are creating change. States and cities across the country have started to reduce funding for police departments. Congresspeople and senators are calling for a federal change to policing in the U.S. through legislation.

Major corporations have joined social media solidarity in support of Black Lives Matter. People are now holding those corporations accountable. Protesters want to see these same corporations follow through and offer resources to help in the fight.

Gloria “Goyo” Martínez, the Afro-Colombian singer, will be there to discuss the movement in Latin America.

The singer from ChocQuibTown wrote an open letter addressing the death of George Floyd. She did not hold back when she talked about the racism she was seeing from people in Latin America in the face of the violence.

“The great reality is that there is no racial equality in the United States or Latin America,” Goyo wrote. “I saw many comments, hundreds of people normalizing the subject saying, ‘But this also happens to white people,’ ‘But black people are criminals,’ ‘Maybe if they dressed like normal people,’ ‘They’re just hurt’ or ‘You are the racists by posting messages that only produce more pain.'”

Goyo is a big proponent of education leading the way to an anti-racist and more accepting future.

“It’s clear to me that ethno-education (or cultural and intercultural education) is the path to becoming antiracists. Learning about other cultures is important for understanding the context in which we are living,” Goyo says. “There are Afro-Latinxs, who because of a lack of education on this subject, don’t know their history, nor do they identify as Afros until they leave their countries and are discriminated for being Latinxs and for being Black. If many Afro-Latinxs are unaware, imagine a white/mixed music industry making decisions based on misguided marketing studies, which exclude and stereotype based on skin color. In Latin America, there aren’t real statistics on the Afro population. Knowing the situation that more than 100 million Black people live in would help in understanding the issue, there is a lot of history and many organizations have been working on racism. Today continue to raise their voices. Continuing to speak openly would help industries not to reinforce racist stereotypes, to continue to close the doors that are opened thanks to talent.”

Rafa Pabón is another voice on the panel this week.

The trapero is calling for a unity in the Latino community to fight against the racism that is plaguing every aspect of society. Pabón wants to know that protesters and BLM supporters are not backing down from fighting against racism.

“It is important that we mobilize and use our voices. We cannot normalize this kind of situation. Racism is inhuman and I have never understood it. We have to fight together against institutional racism,” Pabón says. “There is still so much to do, Floyd is one of so many cases, we cannot stop fighting for justice.”

Sociologist Aurora Vergara-Figueroa will be the moderator of the event.

Aurora Vergara Figueroa is the director of the Afrodiasporic Studies Center (Centro de Estudios Afrodiaspóricos) at Icesi University in Cali, Colombia. The Afro-Colombian scholar holds a Ph.D. from the Sociology Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She concentrated on the sociological study of Afro-Colombians deracinated from the Colombian Pacific coast and the long durée of land dispossession in the world-system. Recipient of the LASA/OXFAM America 2014 Martin Diskin Dissertation Award, Vergara-Figueroa develops research on the Afrodiasporic feminist movement in Colombia. Vergara-Figueroa is currently working with Doctor Carmen Cosme Puntiel on a co-edited volume tentatively titled: Challenging Enslavement: Black Women’s Strategies of Resistance in Nueva Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, Brazil, and Cuba 1550-1900.

Her main research interests are Feminist Critique, African Diaspora Studies, Sociological Theory, Critical Race Theory, Political Economy, Political Sociology, and Comparative Historical Sociology.

We are Conciencia Collective, an alliance against racial and social injustice conscious of the need to create long-lasting and impactful changes. Comprising of +35 executives from the Latin music industry including activists, journalists, managers, publicists, lawyers, directors, on-air talent, and content creators who came together in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement to create awareness about racial and social injustice with the intention to educate our colleagues, artists, and peers of influence in order to gain their advocacy. Our ongoing initiatives also focus on the many issues affecting our Latin community.

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