One of the hardest things to achieve in the entertainment business is career longevity. You've got to have skills in all aspects - and be able shift with the times while always staying true to what made you huge in the first place. If only we knew somebody like that to show you as an example....
Artists like J Lo and Madonna stick around and stay relevant because they're intellectually and creatively curious - always absorbing what's hot in music at the time and then putting their own personal spin on things.
J Lo has, as we all know, seen her share of personal setbacks and challenges over the years (see also: her marriages). But instead of letting it slow her down and become tabloid fodder - she's has used those bad situations to fuel her and create truly great music and performances as a result.
Everybody loves an underdog, and Jenny From The Block came up from nothing to earn everything she has -- a story that continues to motivate us and draw us into her world.
Whether it's salsa or pop or ballad, J Lo's gorgeous voice is something that we will never, ever tire of listening to. And, judging by her considerable album sales, we're not alone in this thinking.
Just take a look at where Lopez was early in her career - doing serviceable roles fairly well in just OK movies. Now consider her nuanced role in Shades of Blue and you'll quickly see that she's come a long way as an actress - and should keep just getting better and better.
And speaking of Shades of Blue, it's worth noting that Lopez has a producer's role on the show as well - which means that she's getting acceptance on the lucrative, longer-lasting (career-wise) business side of the entertainment industry.
No additional comment needed here. She looks damn fine for a women her age - or any age for that matter!
J Lo is, and has always been, one of a kind. Her combination of acting, singing and dancing - all pulled together with that sassy, don't-take-yourself-too-seriously attitude make it hard to compare her to pretty much anyone else out there on the scene.
Recent hits with Iggy Azelea and others prove that J Lo can hang and bang with the hottest young acts - and not look silly while she does it. (Madonna, we're looking in your direction).
Believe it or not, there was a time when working on TV was NOT something any self respecting actor wanted to do. Amazing shows and streaming hubs like Netflix and Hulu have changed all that - and J Lo's move to TV recently shows she committed to working with the best.
As a Mom, Jennifer knows that it's all about the kids. And you can count on her to keep churning out the best work in order to ensure that have a secure future - and a mother they can totally be proud of (how can they not?)
The Bronx have churned out a crazy number of talented, creative people over the years. And J Lo is true to their spirit - with a never day die attitude and a dedication to the entertainment world that is born and bred in that unique section of New York City.
From Selena, to Celia Cruz, J Lo has always paid tribute to those who paved the way for her. Which, if nothing else, creates excellent karma for her own future.
She's our girl. She's amazing. And millions of others feel likewise. What else can we say?