All the highs and JLos

All the highs and JLos

Life is a rollercoaster ride - especially for US pop superstar Jennifer Lopez this year. From getting slammed by World Cup viewers for her opening ceremony performance to making headlines for yet another heartbreak, the newly-single 44-year-old Latina actress-singer and mum of two has encountered more bumps and jolts in a month than most people would in a year.

Then again, you can't deny JLo's current career trajectory is best likened to a supercar, hurtling at top speed in every direction possible.

New album? Check. New fragrance? Check. New book? Check. And that's just half of what's on her plate - all this while looking hotter than ever.

M looks at the highs and lows of the sexy diva who manages to bounce back from whatever's thrown at her...


She lightens up on latest album

A.K.A. - Lopez's eighth studio effort which is now available at record stores and on iTunes - is lightweight fare with the star's usual offering of electrodance and club jams but still throws up plenty of fun, addictive tunes.

"The album is tough. There's strength, but also humour. It's about being smarter about love - and not taking yourself so seriously," said Lopez in an interview with InStyle magazine.

In April, she displayed her candid, bubbly side by appearing on talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, eliciting laughs in a segment called New Lyrics For Old People.

Lopez and host Kimmel attempted to explain the raunchy, sexually suggestive lyrics of her single I Luh Ya Papi to seniors, getting much laughter from the audience. So far, critics have heaped praise on A.K.A. - Los Angeles Times said it "showcases a singer better adept at balancing her pop and hip-hop roots", while gave JLo props for "delivering engaging soundscapes".

Her two singles from the album, First Love and I Luh Ya Papi, also achieved moderately good chart results.

First Love peaked at Number 27 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, while the latter reached Number 7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

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