Lil Wayne and J.Lo Are Into Each Other
"I'm Into You" is found on Jennifer Lopez's 2011 album Love? Lopez told MTV her first impression of the controversial rap star was way off the mark. "I was like, 'Are you going to be able to do this record? I need it done this week and do you want to do it?' and he was like, 'Of course I do. Yes ma'am. I'll get it done this week, ma'am,'" Lopez said. The video, which looks like a cross between an artsy Calvin Klein ad and Chris Isaak's video for "Wicked Game," doesn't feature Lil Wayne. The rapper's wordplay in the single describes "Ms. Lopez" as being "way too fly."
Jennifer works with "T.H.E." will.i.am and Mick Jagger
When Black Eyed Peas' member will.i.am went the solo route with his 2011 studio album, he played "T.H.E." (The Hardest Ever) for acclaimed producer and label figurehead Jimmy Iovine. Iovine didn't hear any guests so encouraged the musician to add some names. After landing Rolling Stones lip purser and singer Mick Jagger, will.i.am sought out Jennifer Lopez. Saying "it means a lot that J.Lo's even considered performing with me," the musician (sans Lopez and Jagger) unveiled the song at last year's American Music Awards. "T.H.E." landed on iTunes immediately after the performance.
Lopez and LL Cool J Give It All They Have
"All I Have" was inspired primarily by a sample from the 1981 song "Very Special" by Debra Laws. Laws sued Sony Music after "All I Have" came out, claiming the sample was used without her consent. Regardless, Lopez and the longtime rapper had a notable single, reaching high on the charts internationally and Stateside. The video shows Lopez inappropriately dress for the winter before the rapper magically appears and disappears like a Tupac Shakur hologram. The light, R&B flavoured song brings to mind a cross between Destiny's Child and T.L.C.
Lopez Is "Feelin' So Good" With Fat Joe and Big Pun
While a feel good, breezy dance floor single, "Feelin' So Good" had an air of tragedy following rapper Big Pun's passing, around the same time in 2000. Featuring short rap snippets by both Fat Joe and Big Pun in the beginning and in the bridge, the song's video has both artists professing their love for J. Lo as she hits the clubs. In preparation for the club, she goes to a "Blowout Sale" to purchase some clothing before heading back home on the subway. Because after all, J.Lo is known for her thrifty and economical approach to shopping and transportation.
Lopez and Marc Anthony Sing Spanish Duet
It's somewhat ironic that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony would record this song in 1999. The English title, "Don't Love Me," would prove prophetic as, after marrying in 2004, the couple would separate in July 2011. The single appeared on Lopez's debut studio record On The 6 but a salsa version ended up on Anthony's hit compilation in 1999. Earning Hot Latin Track of the Year at the 2000 Billboard Latin Music Awards, the song is a light Latin nugget with both Anthony and Lopez showcasing their pipes. The couple would team up for the television series Q'Viva! The Chosen.
Lopez Dares To Collaborate With A Pitbull?
Premiering in early April on American Idol, this reunion of Lopez and Pitbull with producer RedOne should be another summer dance hit. Following the hugely popular "On The Floor," this single has already earned nearly 26 million YouTube hits since its premiere. The video shows both Lopez and Pitbull before J.Lo drops into a sea of scantily clad bodies The man dancing with Lopez, however, isn't Pitbull but Lopez's current squeeze, Casper Smart.
Santana Recruits J.Lo For "This Boy's Fire"
Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana released this single from his Ultimate Santana compilation in 2008. Sounding far more urbane and dance-tinged than Santana's typical collage of Latin, rock and blues, "This Boy's Fire" shines thanks to Lopez's confident vocal performance and a cameo spot by Latin rapper Baby Bash. The single was one of three new songs from the record with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger guesting on "Into The Night." Lopez was a mere three weeks old when Santana performed at the iconic Woodstock Festival in upstate New York in August, 1969.
Enrique and Jennifer Go Mouth 2 Mouth
Two of the biggest Latin pop stars in recent history teamed up last year for the single, "Mouth2Mouth," a rather sultry number that highlighted a repackaged version of his Euphoria album. The duo are also in discussions about a possible 2012 summer tour but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. The pairing of the two comes after a fiasco of sorts last year when Britney and Enrique were reportedly set to tour. The announcement was quickly scuttled when Iglesias refused to open for Spears, stating his ego couldn't take playing second-fiddle to the singer. Hopefully Enrique and J.Lo hash this out first.
Gaga And J.Lo "Love" Each Other
While not actually a collaboration in that both appear on the same song, Lady Gaga and Lopez teamed up to work on songs for Lopez's last studio album Love. Gaga produced the song "Invading My Mind" on the album while having a co-writing credit on the closing bonus track "Hypnotico." In an MTV interview Lopez said she "lucked out" at having Lady Gaga help out on the record. She also said she loved Lady Gaga's "sense of lyric and melody, I feel like she's very interesting." Don't be surprised if the tandem team up again down the road.
Ludacris and Lopez Try To Do It Well
This remix version featuring rapper (and occasional movie star) Ludacris is a slick, heavily produced track that might be enjoyed by some but instantly forgettable by the masses. Lopez sings about urging the boys to "make their move" while Ludacris describes himself as "rico hombre." The song, written by Ryan Tedder, appeared on her 2007 album, Brave. The two musicians also ended up on stage during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, performing alongside Tom Cruise in the actor's memorable dance from Tropic Thunder.