In June 1999, the Bronx-born diva-in-the-making added "chart-topping singer" to her résumé with "If You Had My Love."
Prior to 1999, Jennifer Lopez had been recognized as an actor (Selena, Out of Sight, Anaconda) and a dancer (Fox's In Living Color). Her official arrival on the music scene came with the Billboard Hot 100 dated May 15, 1999, when the then-29-year-old Bronx native's debut single, "If You Had My Love," landed at No. 81. The week before the slinky, Rodney Jerkins-produced track charted, Billboard noted the "hype storm" that Lopez's Sony-owned label, Work, had created to promote her first single, and asked, "Does she have what it takes?" She did.