In the 10 months since her death, Jenni Rivera has sold almost as many albums as she did during her entire career. Albums are poised for release -- including an English-language record -- along with everything from books to tequila.
Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd placed 26 songs on Billboard's Regional Mexican Airplay chart, including "De Contrabando" (Of Contraband) at No. 1. Her edgy and romantic songs catapulted her to icon status for a devoted audience of women who saw their own struggles reflected in her work. But she had something more in her sights.