The singer reunites with longtime mentor L.A. Reid at the Sony Music-owned label.
Jennifer Lopez has returned to Epic Records, Billboard has confirmed, signing a new long-term contract with the Sony Music-owned label and reuniting with longtime mentor, Epic chairman and CEO L.A. Reid
Says Reid: "I'm thrilled to welcome Jennifer back home with me to Epic Records. Jennifer is a true global icon with a magnetism that sears across music, film, and TV and I'm excited to be working together again."
The singer, businesswoman and American Idol judge had released six albums via the Epic label between 1999 and 2007, including her biggest seller, 2001's J. Lo (3.8 million sold, according to Nielsen Music). In 2010, she left for Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam, where Reid was CEO at the time, yielding two albums, 2011's Love? on Island and 2014's A.K.A. via Capitol.