Jenni Rivera

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Rivera was born in Long Beach, California, to Pedro Rivera and Rosa Saavedra, who were undocumented immigrants from Mexico.[5][6] Her parents raised Rivera and her four brothers and sister in a tight-knit musical household, and her brother, Lupillo, is also a regional Mexican musician.[7] Rivera spoke both English and Spanish fluently.[6] Her family introduced her to traditional Mexican music, including the genres of banda, norteño, andranchera.[6] Her father was a bartender and businessman who created the record label Cintas Acuario in 1987, which launched the career of Mexican singer/songwriter Chalino Sánchez.[8]

Rivera earned straight As through her sophomore year in high school. During her sophomore year at age fifteen, she became pregnant with the first of her five children.[9] Rivera sold CDs at flea markets to support herself and her child, Janney "Chiquis" Marin Rivera.[8][10] She continued her education while pregnant and after the birth of her child, earning her GED at a continuation school and graduating as class valedictorian.[9] Speaking of her experiences as a teenage mother in 2003, Rivera explained, "Usually, when a young girl is pregnant, she drops out of school and concentrates on being a mother. I thought that's what I had to do, but my counselors told me there was no way they would let me drop out. I had too much promise."[8]


Rivera made her first recording in 1994 as a fathers day present to her father.[8] She then made more recordings and signed toCapitol/EMI's Latin division after receiving significant airplay on Southern California radio stations.[6][8] Her first album, Chacalosa (slang for "party girl"), was released in 1995, and sold over one million copies.[6][11] She then released the albums We are Rivera and Farewell to Selena independently, the latter a tribute album to Tejano music singer Selena who was murdered in 1995.[4][12] She signed to Sony Music in the late 1990s and Fonovisa Records in 1999; in the same year, Rivera released her first album with Fonovisa, titled Que Me Entierren con la Banda, featuring the hit "Las Malandinas".[6] In 2001, she released the records Dejate Amar and Se las Voy a Dar a Otro.[6] Her 2003 release Homenaje a las Grandes (in English "Homage to the Great Ones") was a tribute album to female Mexican singers including Lucha Villa, Mercedes Castro, Rocío Dúrcal, Lola Beltrán, and Alejandra Guzmán.[6] She attained more substantial success with the record Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida, released in 2005, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.[12][13]

Rivera sold over 15 million albums worldwide[14] and was nominated at the 2003, 2008 and 2010 Latin Grammys. She was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.[15] She started many companies, including Divina Realty, Divina Cosmetics, Jenni Rivera Fragrance, Jenni Jeans, Divine Music and The Jenni Rivera Love Foundation. Jenni Rivera became the first female banda artist to sell out a concert at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California, and became the first artist to sell out two back-to-back nights at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on August 6 and 7, 2010.[citation needed]

Rivera was a producer on the Mun2 reality TV show Chiquis & Raq-C, featuring her oldest daughter Janney Marin. She then appeared in the spin-off show I Love Jenni. Rivera worked as coach in the second season of the Mexican talent show La Voz... México,[16] based upon The Voice franchise. For years, Rivera was writing an auto-biography. She never completely finished it, but the Rivera family put it together and turned it into a full book. It shall be released on July 2nd, the singers birthday.

Musical style[edit]

Rivera's musical style was classified as banda, a form of traditional regional Mexican music popular in Mexico and areas of the Southwestern United States.[13][17] However, according to Leila Cobo of Billboard, her music contained a "contemporary, outspoken flair".[13] She was significant as one of the few female artists in the often male-dominated genre.[6] She sang in both Spanish and English and often addressed personal themes such as her struggles with domestic violence, divorce, and her weight.[17] Rivera described speaking openly with her fans about her personal issues as a "primary part" of her career.[18] Discussing her unconventional approach and her single "Las Malandrinas", Rivera explained, "It was the late 1990s and the early 2000s and the female singers were singing ballads and romantic fare. So I figured, I'm not typical at all in any way, so I'm going to do what the guys do but in a different voice."[19]

Personal life[edit]

Rivera had five children. Three with first husband, José Trinidad Marín: Janney "Chiquis" Marín (born 1985), Jacqueline Marín (born 1989) and Michael Marín (born 1991). Two with second husband, Juan López: Jenicka López (born 1997) and Johnny López (born 2001).[20] López died in 2009 from complications of pneumonia.[21]

In 2006, Marín was convicted of molesting Rivera's daughter Chiquis and her sister Rosie; Marín had been a fugitive since the case was opened in 1997.[22]

A sex video of Jenni Rivera began circulating in October, 2008.[23] Rivera was arrested on May 18, 2009 by customs authorities at the international airport in Mexico City. She failed to declare $52,467 cash in her purse. Rivera later paid a fine of $8,400 and was released.[24][25] According to New York Daily News, Rivera performed and consumed cocaine at drug cartel parties in 2009.[26]

Rivera married baseball player Esteban Loaiza in 2010. They filed for divorce in 2012 just months before her death.[20]

On August 6, 2010, Rivera was named spokeswoman for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A proclamation was given "officially naming" August 6 “Jenni Rivera Day” by the Los Angeles City Council for all her charity work and involvement in the community. Rivera was a Christian and her brother, Pedro Rivera Jr., is the pastor of the Primer Amor Church in Whittier, California.[27]She stated that she desired to be a dedicated Christian.[27]


Rivera performed a concert at Monterrey Arena on December 8, 2012, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. At 2:00 a.m. of December 9, 2012, when the show ended, she offered a press conference at the same venue. She left the Arena along with her staff and departed from Monterrey International Airport at 3:00 a.m. CST. At approximately 3:20 a.m. CST a U.S. registered private Learjet 25 N345MC (manufactured in 1969) carrying two pilots and five passengers, including Rivera, lost contact with air traffic control near Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico.[28] The plane was en route to Toluca for an appearance by Rivera on La Voz ... México.[29] All on board were presumed dead by Mexican authorities when the wreckage was found later that day with no apparent survivors. Jenni Rivera's father Pedro Rivera confirmed in a Telemundo interview that his daughter had died in the crash.[30] Univision has reported that the plane had been involved in a 2005 fuel system incident.[31]

Rivera was finally buried on December 31, 2012 at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach, California. Her father told Telemundo that her burial was delayed due to legal issues.[32]



Jenni Rivera was a great singer her hole life she had a lot of fans .one day she past away on December 8,2012

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