In February we learned that Jennifer Lopez got dumped by her record label, Sony Music Epic Records, which essentially killed her plans for the release of her new album Love?. Considering how poorly her latest single Louboutins was received by the public, it sounds like Sony decided to cut their losses. But, one record labels trash is another’s treasure … today we learn that J. Lo just scored a new record contract with Def Jam Recordings. It would appear that La Diva Latina‘s music career isn’t quite finished just yet:
She said yes. Jennifer Lopez confirmed to Hitfix that she is signing with L.A. Reid’s Island Def Jam label. Rumors had been swirling since her split with Sony’s Epic Records that she and Reid would team up, but no official word from either party had been issued. Hitfix’s Greg Ellwood asked Lopez point blank “Are you signing with Def Jam” on Monday during an interview for “The Back-Up Plan” and she said yes, not once, but twice, smiling about the prospect. Word on the street is that Reid will not only sign Lopez, but will produce the actress/singer’s new album. Last month, Lopez and Epic split up before the release of her seventh studio album “Love” following the disappointing reaction to such singles as “Louboutins.” Her manager, Benny Medina, confirmed the split to Deadline Hollywood Daily, which broke the news. Since then, the IDJ chatter has only gotten louder. We can’t wait to see what Reid and Lopez come up with.
Yeah … you kinda knew that J. Lo‘s music career wasn’t gonna just go away that easily. To be honest, I’m hoping this new union with Def Jam will be a fruitful one. Altho Lopez‘s music has been quite shite for the past few years, she used to put out some amazingly fantastic pop/dance music back in the day. Let’s hope that this new recording contract will re-infuse her music with the vim and vigor it once had. Hope springs eternal … and my hope is that J. Lo‘s next album will be a club-banger rather than another sad disappointment.