Jennifer Lopez is getting back to her Latin roots for an album that will be entirely in Spanish. And she’s teaming up with ex-husband Marc Anthony for it.
Lopez is set to release her second Spanish-language album in her career next year with the first single set to debut in November, Billboard reported.
The singer is teaming up with her ex-husband, who will serve as the executive producer via an alliance between his entertainment company Magnus Media and Sony Music Latin, which will release it.
“I am so excited and really looking forward to this new musical journey and to celebrate my Latin roots with Marc Anthony and the Sony/Magnus family,” Lopez said in a statement.
This yet-to-be-named album will mark Lopez’s second all-Spanish language production in a decade. She released her debut Spanish-language album, “Como Ama Una Mujer,” in 2007 with Marc Anthony serving as a co-producer at the time. They were married at the time.
According to Billboard, it debuted at No. 10 in the Billboard 200 chart and was, at the time, only the fifth Spanish-language album to debut in the top 10 of the all-genre chart.
It also set the record for the largest sales week for an act’s debut Spanish-language album. While it was later broken by Romeo Santos, Lopez still maintains the record among female artists.
“[Jennifer] has had enormous accomplishments in her career and has been representing our culture all over the world from day one,” Marc Anthony said in a statement. “Her artistry, professionalism and passion for music are just some of the many attributes that have earned her a unique place in the entertainment world that very few people have been able to obtain. I am looking forward to our creative collaboration and to be part of continuing her musical legacy.”
Since the release of her 2007 album, Lopez has remained tuned in to her Latin roots, collaborating with top Latin artists like Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Wisin Y Yandel, Prince Royce and most recently with Lin-Manuel Miranda for “Love Make the World Go Round.”
“Jennifer is one of the most iconic Latina superstars of all time and a longtime member of the Sony family,” added Afo Verde, Chairman & CEO, Latin America, Spain and Portugal, Sony Music Entertainment. “We're very excited to partner with her and Marc on a project that is all about spotlighting her spirit and soul."