Jennifer Lopez Pulls a Beyoncé & a Taylor Swift with a Major Career Announcement

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Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got—there's plenty more to Jennifer Lopez than meets the eye, and fans are about to get the full story in her highly-anticipated new project, This Is Me...Now.

The 54-year-old artist made a major announcement on Instagram regarding her new studio album, which will mark her first in nearly a decade. Not only did she confirm the release on February 16, 2024, but she also pulled a Queen Bey and Taylor Swift by dropping new teasers for her new film, which will accompany the album and premiere exclusively on Prime Video.

On Friday, the "Booty" singer posted a teaser with the caption, "HEAR IT. SEE IT. LIVE IT. SHARE IT... More on Monday." In the clip, we see glimpses of the star singing and dancing in the rain before a quote from Lopez pops up, which reads, "The musical experience is a manifestation, through music, film and reality, of a life's journey on the search for the truth about love."

Fortunately for fans, Lopez kept her word and delivered a second teaser for her new film, which includes additional footage of the singer reading a letter by the fireplace. The caption reads, "THIS IS ME...NOW The Musical Experience Begins 2.16.24."

One fan replied, "I’m so ready for this new project/era, can’t wait queen!" Another commented, "So excited to listen to the new songs dedicated to Ben."

This Is Me…Now is the follow-up to Lopez's 2002 album, This Is Me…Then, which was released as a tribute to her partner at the time, Ben Affleck. On the CD's jacket, she wrote, "You are my sole inspiration for every lyric, every emotion, every bit of feeling on this record."

Sadly, the couple broke off their engagement in 2004, but have since rekindled their romance and tied the knot in 2022.

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While reflecting on their relationship in an interview with Apple Music 1, Lopez said “That album, This Is Me…Then, really captured a time where I fell in love with the love of my life. And I just, it’s all right there on the record. Every single song we wrote, me writing ‘Dear Ben,’ it was such a special moment in time to have captured.”

She added, “I didn’t make music in that way that I did in 2002 until now. It set me on a spiral for the next 18 years where I just couldn’t get it right. But now, 20 years later, it does have a happy ending. It has the most, would never happen in Hollywood ending.”

Per Billboard, Dave Meyers, who directed This Is Me…Now, revealed that the film will focus on Lopez's highly publicized romantic history. He said, “[It's a] narrative-driven, intimate, reflective, sexy, funny, fantastical and highly visual musical reimagining of her publicly scrutinized love life.” Oh, and did we mention that the movie was co-written by Lopez and Affleck?

February couldn't get here fast enough.

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