"Two and a half years in the making," says Jennifer L pez, "and now a dream come true."
That longtime dream has been to record a Spanish album. Como Ama Una Mujer (How a Woman Loves), her sixth album, is sung entirely in Spanish. L pez has recorded in Spanish before - her first demo was called "Vivir Sin Ti," and in 1999 she had a massive international duet hit with Marc Anthony, "No Me Ames" - but a full-length album in Spanish is a different level of commitment. It is both a gesture of respect to Jennifer L pez's legions of Spanish-speaking fans and an act of will, since the Bronx-born Puerto Rican singer grew up speaking English and learned the language of her parents' homeland as an adult.
Como Ama Una Mujer is an electrifying concept album of state-of-the-art Latin pop that shows Jennifer growing into a new musical maturity. The title means "How a woman loves," and in the best tradition of Latin pop, its lyrics tell a dramatic story of love and separation, and the courage necessary to find hope and new beginnings. It has the most desirable producer a Latin musician could ask for -- Marc Anthony, who is not only the most popular singer in the history of salsa, but also a platinum pop star. Julio Reyes shares the producer credit as well. This album is one side of their collaboration. (Their new movie, El Cantante, with Jennifer L pez, who stars in the film and produced it, is another illustration.)
The intensity of their personal and professional relationship sets this album on fire, with love and passion in every note and word. You can hear not one, but two, artists discovering new things - Jennifer L pez reaching a new peak as a singer as she makes her contribution to the great romantic repertoire of music in Spanish, and Marc Anthony bringing his accumulated knowledge to bear as a producer to create an entire sonic world to wrap around her.
The product of collaborations with the best songwriters, arrangers, and musicians in the Latin world, Como Ama Una Mujer comes to life in the voice of a singer whose dramatic skills have been on display since she rocketed to fame nine years ago in the title role of the movie Selena and grew to become a major movie star. Both Jennifer and Marc are well known film presences, and the album that they have made together practically plays like a fast-paced movie, moving forward through a variety of rhythms and colors, aggressive and tender by turns.
The first single which was released in January 2007, is the propulsive opening song, the Julio Reyes composition " Qu Hiciste?" Whether it's the power-ballad title song, "Como Ama Una Mujer," or the album's closing composition, the stirring anthem "Adios," every song on this album is a potential radio-ready single, and every song implies a video.
Platinum-selling vocalist, movie star, movie producer, of a clothing and fragrance line, and proud Puerto Rican, Jennifer L pez gets respect wherever she goes. Como Ama Una Mujer marks the beginning of a new phase in her career. It will surprise everyone - not because it's in Spanish, but because it's like holding onto a live wire that won't let you go.
Como Ama Una Mujer Track Listing
01. Qu Hiciste
02. Me Haces Falta
03. Como Ama Una Mujer
04. Te Voy A Querer
05. Por Que Te Marchas
06. Por Arriesgarnos
08. Amarte Es Todo
"Qu Hiciste" music video is directed by Michael Haussman