Jennifer Lopez <A.K.A.> JLO has been serving up a series of fan friendly appetizers like <Same Girl> and <Girls> and the rhythm radio hit <I Luh Ya Papi>. Now the main course has been served. <First Love> an up-tempo song produced by Max Martin is part of Lopez’s 10th album entitled <A.K.A.> being released on Capitol Records. You may get carried away by the provocative cover shot by wearing Versace label. Oh well, what don't we all have already known for her especially from her open minded Puerto Rican roots. Some said this latest release <A.K.A.> could be lopez's career best with a lush, R&B-centric sound albeit with a very modern perspective. On <A.K.A.> Lopez collaborates with French Montana, Rick Ross, TI, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea , Tyga, Sia, Chantal, Kirby, Chris Brown , and producers Max Martin and Savan, Detail, RoccStar, DJ Mustard, Diplo, Harmony, Pop and Oak and long-time collaborator Cory Rooney. The album's featuring artists is probably the largest group of collaboration in one album in her entire recording album released.
<I Luh Ya Papi> was the first single release before the album with cheerful bouncy beats. It has a lot of fun and stands out from the rest of the other tracks <Let It Be Me> is another clean yet a hopelessly romantic ballad with some passionate Latin sensibility. It could turn out to be your all time favorite when you play it over and over again. Lopez's voice was highlighted brilliantly on this track. <Booty> will let you get off your seat and head to the dance floor at once with "All the sexy girls in the party" written in the lyrics. That could possible be the next best club's hit or the surefire dance smash for the summer. Since Lopez’s first album <On the 6> debuted in 1999 she has been transforming the global music scene and has sold over 75 million records worldwide. She has had 16 top 10 hit songs and three #1 albums. Her music achievements include winning three AMAs, three ASCAP Pop Music Awards, eight Billboard Latin Music Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, and two VMAs. Lopez is also a two-time Grammy nominee.
"Music has always been my First Love…. As a girl who grew up in the Bronx, I listened to everything. In my career I have always made music that is a reflection of me and where I am in my life. I do what I feel and do things that feel authentic to me. I am a lot of different things and I do a lot of different things. I love Hip Hop, Pop, Dance Music and R&B. And on this, my 10th album release, I have created a collection of songs that make me feel good and make me feel happy." Said Lopez.
Rating : 3/5