The pop star, who turns 50 on July 24, is currently gearing up for her highly anticipated 'It's My Party' tour this summer. On top of that, Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of her debut album, 'On the 6', which was released when she was 29 years old.
The 'On the 6' title references the 6 subway line in New York City, which the Bronx native frequently took to Manhattan during the early days of her career. Originally getting her start as a dancer and actress, Lopez, a former Fly Girl on In Living Color, didn't begin her professional music career until after her big break as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in the 1997 musical biopic, Selena.
If You Had My Love
1999 the year we met Lopez, the pop star! 'If You Had My Love' marked the singer's debut single, with the song becoming an instant hit and reaching No. 1 in the U.S.
It was Jlo's first music video and is still to this day considered one of her best of all time.
Waiting for Tonight
Released as the third single from the album, the music video for "Waiting for Tonight" is now considered iconic. From the Y2K New Year's Eve theme to the fashion and seductive dancing, everything about it is timeless.
Feelin' So Good
The song features rappers Big Pun & Fat Joe and it's the fourth single from Jennifer Lopez's debut album 'On the 6.'
Around the time of the release of 'Feelin' So Good,' Big Pun, who was slated to join Jennifer and Fat Joe to perform the song "Saturday Night Live" passed away from a heart attack due to weight issues. Jennifer responded to his death with a statement that:
"Big Pun was a source of pride for the Latin community, a great artist and a great person. We will miss him terribly."
Let's Get Loud
This salsa dance song, the final single off 'On the 6', begins with J.Lo encouraging fans to "turn the music up," "get loud" and live their best lives. "If you wanna live your life, live it all the way and don't you waste it," she sings. "Every feelin' every beat can be so very sweet you gotta taste it."
'Let Get Loud' was originally co-written by Gloria Estefan to sing on her own, but the legendary singer suggested at the time that Lopez would have "more fun with it." And that she did!