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Jennifer Lopez plays Harlee Santos on the hit NBC drama "Shades of Blue," which she executive produces. She also serves as a judge and executive producer on NBC's new dance competition series "World of Dance," alongside judges Derek Hough and NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan.

As an actor, global music and dance superstar, singer, film and television producer, fashion designer, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Lopez has created one of the most successful and well-known brands in entertainment.

In 2016, Lopez had a remarkable year. She launched a Las Vegas residency, a new primetime television series and bid farewell to "American Idol." In January 2016, Lopez premiered her one-of-a-kind Las Vegas show, "All I Have," at the AXIS theater in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The sold-out shows - complete with original costumes, set design and choreography - have been praised by critics, with the Los Angeles Times hailing her the queen of the Strip. She is performing 40 shows a year through the end of 2018. Lopez also served as a judge alongside Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. on the final season of Fox's "American Idol." In 2017, Lopez shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to her "All I Have" residency in Las Vegas, the second season of "Shades of Blue" and new dance competition series "World of Dance," Lopez will be starring in NBC's live musical version of "Bye Bye Birdie" later in the year.

Lopez made her feature-film debut in the highly acclaimed "Mi Familia," which garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination. She followed that performance with her portrayal of the Latin music sensation Selena, which earned her widespread acclaim, including a Golden Globe nomination and an ALMA Award. Lopez has had five films open at number one: "Maid in Manhattan," "Monster-in-Law," "Anaconda," "The Cell" and "Antz." Her recent film "The Boy Next Door," which she starred in and produced, was her highest January-grossing film and second highest box office opening of her career. Lopez also starred alongside Rihanna and Jim Parsons in Fox and DreamWorks Animation's "Home," which opened at number one at the box office and featured Lopez's song "Feel the Light" on its soundtrack. Other film credits include "Shall we Dance?," "Enough," "Out of Sight," "Angel Eyes," "Parker," "An Unfinished Life," "Money Train," "Jack," "Lila & Eve," "Blood and Wine" and "El Cantante." In addition to continuing her role on "Shades of Blue," Lopez is set to star in "Griselda" for HBO. The script will be written by Terence Winter.

Since Lopez's first album, "On the 6," debuted in 1999, she has been transforming the global music scene and has sold more than 75 million records worldwide. She has had 16 Top 10 hit songs and three No. 1 albums. Her music achievements include winning three AMAs, three ASCAP Pop Music Awards, eight Billboard Latin Music Awards and two VMAs and becoming the first woman to receive the lifetime-achievement Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards for outstanding contribution to pop music. Lopez is also a two-time Grammy Award nominee. In 2015, she released her 10th album, A.K.A., which includes singles "I Luh Ya Papi," "First Love" and "Booty." Lopez continues to work on new music and in 2016 returned to her previous label, Epic Records, where she works with L.A. Reid. She is also releasing a new Spanish-language album with Sony Music Latin in 2017.

In 2001, Lopez made history by being the first female artist to have a number one movie and No. 1 album simultaneously. "The Wedding Planner" was the nation's top-grossing film, while her second album, J.Lo, was No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Lopez joined the cast of "American Idol" in 2010 and helped make it the most-watched U.S. television series for two years in a row. She won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Celebrity Judge for her work on "Idol" as well as a Teen Choice Award for Favorite TV Personality. She was also named World's Most Beautiful Woman by People Magazine in 2011.

Lopez's career achievements continue to grow. In 2013, Lopez received the honor of having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; won Favorite Actress and the World Icon Award at the Premios Juventud Awards; was honored at the amfAR Inspiration Gala; and received the March of Dimes' Grace Kelly Award for her charitable work. In 2014, she received GLAAD's Vanguard Award and was honored at Variety's Power of Women event for her philanthropic efforts. Previous awards include the Glamour Woman of the Year Award, ShoWest Female Star of the Year, multiple Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, a Blockbuster Entertainment Award, multiple ALMA awards and a Women in Film Crystal Award. In 2012, Forbes Magazine named her the number one most powerful celebrity in the world.

Nuyorican Productions is Lopez's motion picture and television production company, which has produced the box office hit "Boy Next Door," "Dance Again" and "Neighborhood Sessions with Jennifer Lopez," in addition to "Shades of Blue." Nuyorican has branched into scripted and unscripted television, producing the critically acclaimed, groundbreaking hit ABC Family series "The Fosters," from creators Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg. In unscripted projects, Nuyorican's credits include the bilingual Latin America talent show "Q VIVA!" for both Fox and Univision, and "House of Joy" and "A Step Away" for the NUVO network, the English-language cable channel for which Lopez is chief creative officer. In early 2014, NuvoTV acquired Fuse TV, a channel dedicated largely to music, and features original series and specials, live concerts and blocks of music videos.

In 2002, Lopez joined forces with the international beauty company Coty to release Glow by J. Lo. The fragrance broke sales records and continues to be one of the most popular scents sold in the world today. Since that time, Lopez has released multiple fragrance lines, including Love & Glamour, Still, Live, Glowing and JLove. In 2015, Lopez's 22nd fragrance, JLuxe, was made available exclusively at Kohl's as part of the Jennifer Lopez Collection, an affordable line of fashionable clothing, home goods and accessories for the modern woman.

In 2014, Lopez released an autobiographical novel, "True Love," which became an instant international best-seller landing at number five on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list. The book, which was published in English and Spanish, also landed on the USA Today best-seller list, and "Amor Verdadero" was the number one Spanish-language nonfiction hardcover in the first week of release according to Bookscan. "True Love" is an intimate look at one of Lopez's most defining moments - a two-year period of great personal growth in the wake of her divorce as she created and set out on her first world tour. Like many other women balancing the demands of motherhood and career, Lopez found herself at a crossroads, determined to confront her greatest challenges and identify her biggest fears. The book is an honest and revealing personal diary with hard-won lessons and heartfelt recollections and an empowering story of self-reflection, rediscovery and resilience.

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Jennifer Lopez to Release New Single In January From 'This Is Me…Now' Album & Short Film

This morning, Lopez announced the release of a new music project called 'This Is Me...Now,' following the 21st anniversary of her album, 'This Is Me...Then,' on which she wrote and produced. The album will be a vulnerable piece exploring the emotional, spiritual, and psychological journey that she has taken over the past two decades.

Feature: The Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Twenty-Four - The Towers Of Power

Today, we return to last year's Days Of Cabaret Gratitude with THE TOWERS OF POWER.

Casamigos Kicks Off F1 Weekend with Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Casamigos supports Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck as they host a charity poker & blackjack tournament for Eastern Congo Initiative. Celebrity guests include James Marsden, Tobey Maguire, Cara Delevingne, and more. The event kicks off a weekend of Casamigos events at F1 in partnership with TAO.

JHart Releases Debut EP 'The Wishing, The Waiting, The Longing' on Friday

Chances are that you’re already well acquainted with the sounds crafted by the Essex-born singer, songwriter and global producer JHart. He’s co-written a string of hits with global superstars including Justin Bieber, Rita Ora, Keith Urban, Camila Cabello, Troye Sivan, Jennifer Lopez, Little Mix, Charlie Puth and Usher, to name a few.

Freeform Sets GOOD TROUBLE and CHRISSY & DAVE DINE OUT Winter Premieres

Freeform is setting the table for a month of spicy premieres with the debut of the new unscripted series “Chrissy & Dave Dine Out” and the return of “Good Trouble” season five. New episodes will be on Hulu the next day. Watch new teaser videos now!


The Joyce presents 'Dancing with Glass: The Piano Etudes' featuring Lucinda Childs, Justin Peck, Chanon Judston, Leonardo Sandova, and more.

Calvin Harris to Headline the 2024 Pegasus World Cup

Known for attracting world-class Thoroughbred racehorses, A-list celebrity attendees, tastemakers, influencers, and avid racing fans, 1/ST has once again partnered with Palm Tree Crew and David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality to curate a unique Miami experience including an unforgettable headline performance by Calvin Harris. 

See Frank Catalano Quartet, Karrin Allyson & More Upcoming at Birdland

Discover the exciting jazz programming coming up at Birdland. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Tracee Chimo Pallero, Santino Fontana, Morgan Spector and Jason Butler Harner Join Roundabout's FALLEN ANGELS Benefit Reading

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced additional casting for the special Benefit Reading of Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels, directed by Scott Ellis. Check out who will join previously announced Kelli O'Hara and Rose Byrne.

Kaskade Begins REDUX 006 EP Rollout With 'Save Me' Single

Kaskade begins REDUX 006 EP rollout with the release of the first single 'Save Me' and announces the full EP coming out on Oct 27. Find out more about the EP and upcoming REDUX shows. With its euphonious melodies and ethereal vocals, the new track is a perfect representation of Kaskade's REDUX style.

Ron Carter's Foresight Quartet, Nick Finzer Big Band, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced jazz programming running October 16th - October 29th. Get all the details here!

Video: Kid Francescoli Shares 'Take Time' Video

With the release of Sunset Blue, Kid Francescoli unveils 11 tunes: sunbathed French Touch ('Run Run,' '1986'), romantic chillwave ('Corsica'), uplifting synthpop ('You Are Everywhere,' 'Like Magic'), electronic-soul ('Casino Soul'), cinematic disco ('Solaris'), cosmic R&B ('Sweet and Sour,' 'Take Time'). Watch the vidoe and see tour dates!

Review: SIX Rocks History at Bass Concert Hall

The electrifying production of SIX has descended upon Austin, TX, like a storm of historical reclamation and feminist fervor. All SIX performers (ten if we include the four women in the band) are true QUEENS of pop and sassiness. They own the stage from beginning to end and give the audience a night that is filled with music, dance, and laughter.

SCISSORHANDS Returns For Holiday Engagement To LA's Bourbon Room, November 24

Executive Producers Bradley Bredeweg and Kelley Parker (Mad World Inventions) today announced the return of the acclaimed, sold-out theatrical event, “SCISSORHANDS: A Musical Tribute” – with an all-new, immersive staging – for a six-week holiday engagement.

Herb Smith Conducts The No Name Pops in Their Debut in Verizon Hallat the Kimmel Cultural Campus, October 28

The No Name Pops will have their debut performance at the Kimmel Cultural Campus at the end of this month when they present Let's Groove Tonight: Motown and The Philly Sound. The performances will take place on October 28 at 3 and 8pm in Verizon Hall.

Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & WHATSNEXT?, Jeff Harnar, and More to Play Birdland Next Month

Live at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater will feature a number of exciting performances from top jazz artists this October. Check out the lineup here!

JHart Releases New Single 'RIPE' From His Upcoming EP 'The Wishing, The Wanting, The Longing'

Singer-songwriter JHart releases new single 'RIPE' from his upcoming EP 'The Wishing, The Wanting, The Longing'.

Video: Watch Shakira's Video Vanguard Performance at the VMAs

Global megastar, GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® Award winner Shakira received MTV’s coveted Video Vanguard Award last night. Shakira took to the stage to perform her biggest hits like 'Hips Don't Lie,' 'Objection (Tango),' Whenever, Wherever,' and more. Watch the video!

Everything to Know About the 2023 MTV VMAs: Performers, Presenters, Nominations, Winners & More

Nicki Minaj is set for a triumphant return to the MTV stage, reprising her dual role as show emcee and performer for the 2023 “VMAs.” Bebe Rexha, Charli D'Amelio, Coco Jones, Dixie D’Amelio, Emily Ratajkowski, French Montana, Ice Spice, Reneé Rapp, Sabrina Carpenter, Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo, and more will appear.

EXTRA Kicks Off Milestone 30th Season with Two New Reporters Mona Kosar Abdi & Megan Ryte

“Extra” announced Mona Kosar Abdi and Megan Ryte have joined the Emmy® Award-winning entertainment news series for its milestone 30th season. Kosar Abdi will serve as a senior correspondent and weekend co-host based in New York, and Ryte will be a correspondent based in Los Angeles, joining host Billy Bush and Melvin Robert.

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