Jennifer Lopez turns 46 today — you read that right. And with every passing year, the Bronx-born diva seems to not only master that whole Benjamin Button, aging-in-reverse thing, she looks hotter than most 20-something pop dilettantes.
J.Lo has truly done it all: bilingual singing, acting, producing, sitting at the American Idol judging table, launching her own fashion lines, voicing animated characters and more. She’s had a total of 12 top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, including two No. 1s (J.Lo in 2001 and J to tha L-O!: The Remixes in 2002).
Along the way, she’s given the world some great music video moments. Who can forget her cameo in Janet Jackson’s “That’s The Way Love Goes” video in 1993? But the Fly Girl’s own music videos offer plenty to talk about – from cameos by famous lovers to insane choreography.
In honor of the diva’s birthday, let’s revisit her top 5 videos, and then vote for your favorite below!
Watch A Lot of J.Lo in Prince Royce’s Bilingual ‘Back It Up’ Video
“On The Floor” (2011)
This first single from her Love? album represented a major music comeback for J.Lo (who hadn’t released an album since 2007). She had the entire world breaking a sweat in the club to this Lambada-meets-EDM track. Is it any wonder it’s on YouTube’s list of the top 10 most-viewed music videos ever? With almost 850 million views, it sits at No. 10. The Pitbull assist only made it that more ubiquitous.
“Jenny From the Block” (2002)
“Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got, I’m still Jenny from the block,” is a hook that is ingrained in the pop culture consciousness, as is Ben Affleck’s all-important role in this immortal video, which gives us a glimpse of what it must be like to date a superstar while the whole world is watching. Affleck seems to be coping just fine in this video, though.
“I’m Glad” (2002)
In her Flashdance-themed music video, J.Lo proved she’s a dancer first – just like Jennifer Beals’ character was in the classic 1983 movie. Hotness personified.
“Love Don’t Cost A Thing” (2000)
How foolish of a man to assume that the way to J.Lo’s heart is through bling. What she’s really attracted to are epic dance moves, in the style of Cris Judd (or Casper Smart).
“Waiting For Tonight” (1999)
This New Year’s Eve themed-video from J.Lo’s debut album On The 6 foreshadowed her status as a dance-pop queen many years later. Sounds just as good today as it did back then.
Time to cast your vote!