All Things J. Lo
Jennifer Lopez says she could not have named the new Epic album, "Rebirth," anything else. "For me, the title is incredibly significant," she says. "All you have to give, as an artist, are your experiences, your life. That's where it should come through -- not through a silly tabloid. It's time to put the spotlight back on my career."
"Rebirth" is poised to do just that. Working with several songwriters and producers -- including Rodney Jerkins, Rich Harrison, Fat Joe, Tim & Bob and her husband Marc Anthony-Lopez delivers a solid collection steeped in pop, hip-hop, Latin, funk and dance.
The album is a fine showcase for Lopez's voice, which has newfound power and grit. "I've grown a lot since my first album," she says. "Vocally, I've become more confident. I record songs with a different attack -- with a different vigor." Also included are two songs co-penned by the singer: the funky "Cherry Pie" and the power ballad "(Can't Believe) This Is Me."
First single "Get Right" is No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.