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Unless you have been living on a deserted island for the past 20 years, you know Jennifer Lopez is a living legend. The singer, actress, dancer, producer, multihyphenate star has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades and has accomplished so much since the world first laid eyes on her.

She started as a backup dancer for other icons like Janet Jackson and as a fly girl in In Living Color, but she has since made a name of herself in so many different avenues and amassed quite a fortune. The mom of two has become the most beloved and recognized Latina star in the world, and she represents our people in the best way possible. She has become a record-breaking machine through the years, and it's been so inspiring to witness her journey.

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Jen shows no signs of stopping her reign any time soon and we loved that about her. Despite her many accomplishments, she keeps climbing to the top and setting new goals for herself. She has gone from being a movie star to a singer and now produces and acts in hit TV shows. What can't she do?

J.Lo has had some pretty incredible moments in her career, like being the 2018 recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the Video Music Awards to grossing more than $100 million in tickets sales for her Las Vegas Residency All I Have. The Shades of Blue star reminds us time and time again how important and possible it is to do as much as humanly possible in one lifetime--and to give your all in everything you do. She makes us proud to be women, proud to be hardworking moms and definitely proud to be Latinas. Scroll through to see all the times Jennifer has truly been on top of the world throughout her career.

Her 'All I Have' Las Vegas residency gross more than $100 million. 1

"Woke up so thankful...3 years and over 100 shows. What a blessing. I gave it all my 💜 and soul...left it on the floor nightly and gave it #allihave. Blessed for all your 💕 and support," she captioned the post. "This success is ours! #moretocome #notdoneyet #letsgo ✨✨💪🏼."


She was the recipient of the Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 Video Music Awards. 2

She became the first-ever Latina entertainer to receive the award


She became a 'New York Times' Best Selling author. 3

She released her book True Love on November 4, 2014, and it reached number seven on The New York Times Best Seller list, and number five on the Hardcover non-fiction chart.

She was named among the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America. 4

She was named among the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.

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The Bronx-born Puerto Rican was one of 25 Latinos named in the most influential list for Time magazine in 2005 for her contributions in the arts, but also for becoming a superstar in less than a decade.


Fast-forward to 2018, she was named among 100 of the most influential people. Period. 5

While being recognized as an influential Latino is great, making a name for yourself all over the world is incredible and she did just that when she was named as an Icon in Time's 100 Most Influential People list in 2018. 

She was the first Latina actor to earn more that $1 million for a movie. 6

The actress starred in Out of Sight alongside George Clooney in 1998, she reportedly made $2 million.  


J.Lo became the first Latina ever to be named Most Beautiful by People magazine. 7

In April 2011, the singer, who was 41 at the time, was named People's Most Beautiful, making her the first ever Latina to land the title. We just can't believe it took so long.

She starred in 'The Wedding Planner' in 2001. 8

The film opened at number one at the Box Office when it was released on January 26, 2001. 


Her album, 'J.Lo' was released that same week. 9

Her album, 'J.Lo' was released that same week.


J.Lo dropped on January 23, 2001, and that weekend Jen became the first woman ever to have the No. 1 film and album in the country in the same week.  

Even her remixes album made history. 10

She released her album J to tha L–O! The Remixes in February 2002 and it debuted atop the Billboard 200 in the United States in its opening week. It was the first remix album ever to achieve the top spot of the Billboard chart.


Her song "On the Floor" is among one of the best-selling singles ever. 11

The single from her 2011 album Love? sold 3,800,000 downloads in the United States and became the 60th best-selling digital single of all time.

J.Lo received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 12

J.Lo received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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She received the 2500th Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Hollywood, California in June 2013.


Even her fashion choices have made history. 13

Even her fashion choices have made history.

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When she showed up to the 2000 Grammy Awards wearing a the now-famous green Versace "Jungle" dress, so many people flooded the internet looking for images of her, which eventually led to the creation of Google's image search.

Everything she touches turns to gold. 14

Her Glow by J.Lo perfume line is known as the most successful celebrity line in the world, with sales surpassing $2 billion in 2012.


She was named among the highest paid female celebrities in 2017. 15

She was named among the highest paid female celebrities in 2017.

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She was ranked at number 11 by Forbes magazine, after she made $38 million that year.

Jennifer Lopez gave television a try and KILLED it. 16

Jen starred and executive produced the NBC crime series Shades of Blue, and when the show premiered in January 2016 it gave the network its best debut in seven years with 8.6 million viewers. 


She created yet another hit for NBC. 17

Jen executive produced and served as a judge on the show World of Dance on NBC. 

Jen hosted the 2015 American Music Awards, and her opening number was insane. 18

She had to remind the world that she is not to be forgotten and can still dance better than most in the world of entertainment.


She was celebrated for all of her achievements at the 2017 Billboard Awards. 19

She was awarded the Premio de La Estrella in April 2017 for her major career accomplishments.

She has had a major impact in the fashion world. 20

From her collaborations with Giuseppe Zanotti, Guess and other brands, the fashion industry always looks to J.Lo for inspiration. She also launched her own line "J-Lo" at the beginning of her career as well as the Jennifer Lopez Collection with Kohl's.