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Following, jennifer Lopez 's foray into lopez music with, on the 6 in 1999, her second (and most successful) album,.Lo, nearly suffered the ill-fated sophomore slump. The actress-turned-singer was at the height of her career, coming off the box-office smash.
The Wedding Planner, opposite Matthew McConaughey, and a hilarious turn. Saturday Night Live host. At the same time,.Lo s first single, Love Dont Cost a Thing, topped the charts, peaking.lopez
3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and. 1 on the Mainstream Top. While the album entered the Billboard 200 chart.
1 the same week that. The Wedding Planner topped the box office, finding a follow-up single to Love Dont Cost a Thing proved to be a challenge.
When club-tailored "Play" failed to land with listeners, Lopez's then-label, Sony's Epic Records, turned to "I'm Real a shimmering dance-pop jam and one of the seven tracks Lopez co-wrote for the album. More: Jennifer Lopez Surprises Ex-Husband Marc Anthony at NYC Concert. The vision: to flip the track into a hip-hop duet featuring zeitgeist rapper Ja Rule, which would influence future rap-pop collaborations, lay the foundation for Lopez's R B-influenced musical career and shake.
Billboard 's chart rules. I feel really proud of the album, Lopez told ET in January 2001, ahead. The music kind of took on a life of its own.
Its just something Im very pleased with. Theres one called Im Real that is particularly one of my favorites, she added. Now, on its 15th anniversary, the key players behind "I'm Real (Murder Remix open up for the first time to ET about Lopez's journey to artistic authenticity and the song that helped get her there.
Photo: Getty Images, lopez (as told to ET in 2001 It took us three months to finish the album, which is kind of quick. Cory Rooney, producer: It all started with the statement, "I'm Real which meant so much to Jennifer Lopez.
Producer Troy Oliver came up with an idea and there was another guy,.E.S. Producer Leshan Lewis, who suggested using this little loop from Yellow Magic Orchestra's Firecracker. Ironically, we found out Mariah Carey used the same loop for her song "Loverboy".