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Jennifer Lopez Confirms Def Jam Deal

Published: Wednesday 31st Mar 2010 by Sam

After months of not-so-discrete negotiations, Jennifer Lopez has finally confirmed that she has signed with LA. Reid’s Island Def Jam. The news comes via an upfront reporter who quizzed Lopez, 40, on the topic while she was promoting her latest movie ‘The Back Up Plan’. Via Hitfix:

Hitfix’s Greg Ellwood asked Lopez point blank “Are you signing with Def Jam” on Monday during an interview for “The Back-Up Plan” and she said yes, not once, but twice, smiling about the prospect. Word on the street is that Reid will not only sign Lopez, but will produce the actress/singer’s new album.

Hmm. Caution should be exercised all around IMO. It’s a well-known fact LA Reid is *very* hands-on with his projects, which has often led to disputes between himself and many an artist. That said, at this junction, it looks like J.LO needs someone to be steering the wheel of her once-successful music career.

On another note, I’m guessing this means Ms. Carey-Cannon will be on her way out of Def Jam with the quickness. Besides the lack of business sense it makes to have two big ‘divas’ on exactly the same label, her dislike for Lopez is well-documented (remember this?)

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  1. Bobby D March 31, 2010

    J-lo is a talentless h**, who ghosted almost her entire first album with Ashanti’s vocals. do your research. She should stick to acting, she has no chance against todays artists. And as far as vocals, she is a FAR CRY from Mariah, Beyonce, etc.

    Hang it up J-h**

  2. Jamie March 31, 2010

    Why? She should definitely continue acting and being a wife and mother. It suits her a lot better, and it’s easier on my ears!!!

  3. Chadlovesmariah March 31, 2010

    actually Janet and Mariah are now both on IDJ, and were both on Virgin so your “two big divas” comment is shockingly stupid and uninformed.
    That being said, this b**** needs to get far away from the music industry. you know, like her last album release.

  4. Steeve87 March 31, 2010

    CAREY IS A B**** !!! SHE’S JEALOUS OF J.LO BEAUTY I THINK OR OTHER THING

  5. Olta March 31, 2010

    Love Her , OM/G CAN’T WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE U J.LO

  6. BRune March 31, 2010

    God JLO. You’re starting to suck. The songs you’ve done so far defines your singing voice. Although I’m still a big fan of her Waiting For Tonight era. Please come back to that genrea Ms. Lo.

  7. geeMan March 31, 2010

    I believe Jenny from the block is done she’s no real talent she’s a real gimmick who will only do more damage to poor Mr.Reid”s reputation as a good record executive gone are the days of Confessions, The Emancipation of Mimi, Speakerboxxx/The love below Secrets, Crazy, S***, Cool.Sorry LA its a wrap for you.

  8. Boricua March 31, 2010

    Carey doesn’t like Lopez because she and her team were used in campaign to damage Mariah’s career after she left Sony by her ex husband Tommy Motola.
    That b**** JHO new what it was…clearly has no conscience.

  9. Olta March 31, 2010

    Carey is jealous .

  10. DION-ISH March 31, 2010

    OK…..I DONT KNOW THE STORY BEHIND THIS SO I’LL KEEP QUIET AND NOT SAY WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO LOL…AFTER READING BORICUA…..LOL

    BUT IDK I LOVE J-LO!! CAN’T WAIT FOR HER TO UNLEASH FIRE!!!

  11. CONVERSATION CHAMBER March 31, 2010

    I really wish you would all stop using the name “Def Jam” so loosely. Mariah and Janet were never signed to Def Jam. They are/were on ISLAND RECORDS, which is under the Island Def Jam Music Group umbrella. Def Jam is another branch on that tree, it’s not THE tree. These acts have nothing to do with that imprint.

  12. SLAY March 31, 2010

    I’M BETTING MY LIFE THAT JLO AND RIHANNA ARE GOING TO DUET FOR HER FIRST SINGLE, I REMEMBER THEM TWO HAVING A MEETING, BY COLLABRATING WITH SOMEONE THATS HOT FOR THE MOMENT SHE’LL SCORE HER RADIO HIT AND ALSO CHART IN THE BILLBOARD HOT 100, THEN AFTER PEOPLE WILL ANTICIPATE JLO AGAIN, I HOPE SHE LEARNS FROM HER PREVIOUS MISTAKES.

    AS FOR MARIAH, SHE NEEDS TO LEAVE ASAP AND TAKE A 5 YEAR BREAK AND “COMEBACK”, I LOVE MARIAH BUT SHE’S PAST HER BEST, JANET JUST NEEDS TO CONTINUE ACTING AND REINVENT HERSELF AGAIN.

    THAT IS ALL, KISSES AND HUGS:

    SLAY!

  13. bobby from bulgaria March 31, 2010

    You know nothing about Mariah… She NEVER stops…

    A 5 year break??? No way…

    We want a new well-managed album next year… Or even this year… Whatever…

  14. Katrina March 31, 2010

    You Lambs are nothing but a bunch of haters, JLO didnt do s*** when Mariah went and snatched up her manager Benny Medina to resurect her has been career, naming herself Mimi, very JLO , then putting out a fragrance then getting into films without Benny Mariah would have atyed a has been, thank jlo for letting him go

  15. Dilla March 31, 2010

    Def Jam is overrated and so is J-ho

  16. Katrina March 31, 2010

    And all of you are just a bunch racist haters

  17. yahoo March 31, 2010

    THATGRAPEJUICE ADMIN ARE BLACK !!! and they are racist of BORICUAS !! so sad

  18. mike March 31, 2010

    When LA Reid didnt pick Mariahs singles….life was better.

    He didint get his way with TEOM at all.

    Remember he wanted Say Something to be the first single. Mariah fought him alll the way.

    The next album Migrate was clearly supposed to be the first single and he messed it up.

  19. Dilla March 31, 2010

    I didn’t know that Rihanna was a Boricua.

  20. The truth March 31, 2010

    Mariah needs to do what JLO did and go and have some kids

  21. The truth March 31, 2010

    Lambs are always on a jlo post hating on jlo, and Katrina is right, Mariah ruled in the 90s, but in the 00s, apart form The Mimi album and Precious, what the f*** has she done
    Mimi will keep on hating jlo and she knows damn well she did not steal any songs, how the f*** do you steal a sample, music that does not belong to you in the first place, go and get mad with Irv Gotti
    And another thing Mimi Stans Mimi stole hero
    http://www.judiciaryreport.com/mariah_carey_steals_song_from_group.htm

  22. geeMan March 31, 2010

    Clever a person brings up hero that case went to court and Mimi won the case and the person or people who brought the case was ordered to pay Carey damages.

  23. March 31, 2010

    “but in the 00s, apart form The Mimi album and Precious, what the f*** has she done”

    when was the last time j-lo was musically relevant? 2003 because of an ll cool j duet?

    exactly

    at least mariah’s had a hit single in the last half decade
    ass

  24. theillest March 31, 2010

    Janet is not signed to any label. She stated that in her Rolling Stone interview last week so her and Mariah are not labelmates.

    I actually do believe that Reid will pair Rihanna with J-lo- not sure if she will have luck with album sales- i don’t know who is checking for her or her music.

    Not feeling any of her songs that she put out or leaked from ‘Love’

  25. X,Y,”and Z” March 31, 2010

    I’ll bet, right now, Ben Affleck is having flashbacks! …Dude said J-Lo almost ruined HIS career ……anyone recently rent Gigli????

    Now THAT picture of Rihanna, L.A. Reid and J-Lo in Miami, by the pool, makes PERFECT sense to me. But since L.A. Reid is on-his-way outta Def Jam, how will HE get all of this done?
    In any case, just who will buy her music? …Well, maybe she’ll go after the “Latino market”; that said, what did Shakira do, as far as, her sales figures?

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT!

  26. Puppy Love March 31, 2010

    DefJam is all Rihanna. She doesn’t stand a chance. L.A. Reid doesn’t promote good artist like Amerie,Mariah,and Melanie Fiona, because he knows he can get quick money by promoting watered-down gimmicks, and non-singing teenyboppers. One of the reasons why I lost mad respect for him…

  27. X,Y,”and Z” March 31, 2010

    Wait a sec….ain’t Christina Aguilera coming out with something? …And she CAN sing; Wooo…I’m envisioning J-Lo getting “b***-shots”! ..Hey, everyone gotta have a gimmick, you know?

    Sidenote: Go and get Monica’s CD! Show “the haters”, and “the industry” that YOU know good music and won’t put-up-with BS!!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT!

  28. Puppy Love March 31, 2010

    @X,Y,andZ

    I bought Monicas cd you can play it forward and backwards. Its great!

  29. TRUTH March 31, 2010

    THEY ALL SUCK!! ANY1 WHO SIGNS WITH LA REID IS ON THE LAST STRETCH OF THEIR CAREER!! TRUTH. DUDE IS ON HIS WAY OUT IF HE DOESNT SMARTEN UP HIS ASS. J LO IS DESPERADO. SHE’S DONE B4 SHE EVEN STARTED. STICK TO CHEESY FLICKS AND DOING DUMB TALK SHOW ROUNDS. NEXT.

  30. RATED x March 31, 2010

    is it really necessary to be calling both JLO and Mariah Carey a b****, call them all type of nasty names?..I mean damn is this what this world come too, everybody u dont like suddenly is a b****.

    first of all I dont even know why people are comparing JLO to Mariah Carey, they’re not on the same level. mariah carey is a legend, granted shes trying so hard to be like those chicken heads wo cant sing for s***. thats y shes not doing so good.
    even on Mariah’s worst day, she still sound better than half of these wanna be singers out there,….

    JLO, never claimed to be a singer, shes a decent entertainer, and actress.. yes she hasnt had a hit since “This Is Me…. Then”..but she still has potential. she should only release dance, or fast tracks…

    now before people jump to conclusions, maybe Def Jam is what she needs to get back in the game. granted LA REID focus is all rihanna right now, but he needs to make money so he needs to start focusing on the REAL artists, singers, and entertainers.

  31. RATED x March 31, 2010

    @PUPPY LOVE
    rihanna is not bringing in GGGB numbers to him lately, of course he needs fresh meat..
    if he had put all his focus on the other real singers on his label, maybe, maybe, people wouldnt be on his ass so much.

    but bringing in JLO, I dont know..we cant just sit here and past judgement, she didnt released anything yet under DEF JAM, ..I hope JLO the best..
    shes still making paper regardless, shes the richest latin american in hollywood, so shes getting that paper.

    people put too much energy on being negative on other people they dont even like or hate..its sad.
    but as soon as u call their favorite “MODEL”, a non talent chicken head, ur a hater.lol

  32. Jasmine March 31, 2010

    Why can’t Def Jam sign a younger latin girl that can actually sing and dance. I also don’t understand why J.Lo is not even embarassed that every single she puts out cannot chart because no one likes her music anymore. Even Paula Abdul was more likable but retired from music gracefully.

  33. Slick March 31, 2010

    As some one else said here, there are many racist people on this board. Latinos are discrimated a lot in the music bizz . All you here is a couple of white folks and ALL black singers on radio. I am a fan of many artist no matter the color or race but I cant help but to notice this. I think its sad and very unfair.
    Im hoping Jennifer lopez has a great come back. She needs to work with her strenghts and take advantage of the whole electro pop face we are going thru.
    As for Mariah Carey, she is one of the best artist in history. that beingsaid its only a matter of time she comes back hard cuz true talant always prevails.

  34. Slick March 31, 2010

    Btw I think Jennifer Lopez is a great entertainer and a fantastic actress.

  35. Topman March 31, 2010

    @Boricua very true, when Mariah left Sony, Tommy Mottala turned to J.Lo to be his new star girl and helped her steal the sample of a song Mariah was going to use for ‘Loverboy’ and put it in J.Lo’s song ‘I’m Real’.

  36. Puppy Love March 31, 2010

    @RatedX

    Thats what I’m saying. How come when artist like those I named above dont get as much promotion as her? It was a day in time where we couldn’t get away from her ass. I guess he figures, “If you dont do it my way, then you dont get promoted”. Sad, but true..

  37. Slick March 31, 2010

    *hear

  38. Blasian March 31, 2010

    omg JLO and Beyonce look soo much alike

  39. justin_sofly March 31, 2010

    I hate JLO as a singer she simply cant sing and her song are weak vocal wise and lyrics, but as a actress i think she is great so stick to actin IMO JLO, know matter what Mariah is a mutha f***** music goddess no one can touch butterfly, music box, emicipation of mimi where great ass albums and top sellers vocally really no one can touch her range and voice. no rihanna, bey, or jhud they all either can barely sing or whale their notes and they songs have no meaning bey first album was her best IMO but other than that she is not all that great.

  40. Puppy Love March 31, 2010

    Justin_Sofly

    Your ever so right. Bey hasn’t relly made any quality music since the “Dangerously in Love” era. But I still love her to peices…

  41. PAPARAZZI 4423 March 31, 2010

    WHY WOULD MARIAH THE BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTISIT OF ALL TIME HATE ON A HAS BEEN LIKE J.LO EVEN WITH THE FLOP OF HER LAST ALBUM I STILL CAN NAME TWO MARIAH CD’S THAT OUTSOLD J.LO WHOLE LIL CAREER CHECK THE NUMBERS B****** AN DID I MENTION SHE HAD MORE NUMBER ONE THAN ALL THESE B****** SO STOP COMPARING HER TO LIL GIRLS NO ONE CAN COMPARE TO HER WHEN IT COMES TO NUMBERS

  42. PAPARAZZI 4423 March 31, 2010

    AND BEYONCE HAS MADE GOOD MUSIC SINCE DIL YOU DUMB ASSES JUST WANT EVERYTHING TO SOUND THE SAME AND FROM THE COMMENT’S YOU MAKE AND THE ARTIST YOU LIKE AM GUESSING YA’LL DON’T KNOW GOOD MUSIC

  43. RATED x March 31, 2010

    first of all beyonce ain’t got s*** to do with this post..so bringing her up to bash her or bring up how much shes better than anybody, its really not relevant period..

    again JLO never claimed to be a singer, so why people bashing her for that?

  44. Blasian March 31, 2010

    How can you talk about “quality music” and you’re a Chris Brown fan??? lmao! Plz!

  45. PAPARAZZI 4423 March 31, 2010

    I AGREE WITH BLASIAN BEYONCE MUSIC IS QUALITY COMPARED TO CHRIS BROWN GARBAGE

  46. roadsareendless March 31, 2010

    that picture is just awful!

  47. Puppy Love March 31, 2010

    @Blasian

    Relax! Thats my opinion. It still doesn’t change the fact about how much I care for her and how much I wish her all the successful that comes her way.

    Did disrespect her? NO!
    Did I call her out of her name? NO!

    She your just coming at me for no reason what so ever. BOO BYE!
    And Chris does make quality music. You haven’t listened to his music to make a comment like that.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  48. Puppy Love March 31, 2010

    *So*

  49. SLAY March 31, 2010

    THERE WAS A LEAK OF JENNIFER LOPEZ SINGING BARBRA STREISEND “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” I THINK THATS GOING TO BE A DUET WITH RIHANNA, RIHANNA FILLING IN DONNA SUMMERS ROLE. OMG JENNIFER COULDN’T SING, THE LEAKED FOOTAGE IS ON PEREZ HILTON! LMAO!!!

  50. TheBlogManLAMB March 31, 2010

    Well, Mariah will be leaving IDJ now…there are rumors that she may sign with interscope. she’s working on the new album, & she’s gonna be fine. J-HO disgusts me. I Don’t Like Her. She only sold 25 million albums & she been out for 10 years. beyonce’s solo career has been out for 7 years, & she has already sold 70 million records…that’s an indication about that nasty hooka w**** J-W****

  51. Fritzma March 31, 2010

    I aint checking on J ho, can’t wait for PULSE bY TONI braxton

  52. JBLOW April 1, 2010

    JA RULE SUPPORTS MARIAH’S VINDICATION

    Ja Rule
    Last week, I told you that rap impresario Irv Gotti confirmed that Tommy Mottola had lifted at least two concepts by Mariah Carey from her Glitter project before it was released and had handed them to Jennifer Lopez. Now it seems that Gotti’s protégé, rapper Ja Rule, who made first Mariah’s record and then a copycat recording for Lopez, confirms what Gotti said.
    In audio clip that can be heard at http://www.z100.com Ja Rule – who re-recorded Carey’s “If We” as Lopez remixed “I’m Real” – tells the radio station: “I got a call from J. Lo and them, they heard the record that I did for her (Mariah) somehow, and they thought the record was like incredible. So they called me and said, ‘We want you to do a record for J. Lo’s new single, I’m Real, but we need it now. Like right now. We’re shooting the video Saturday.’ It was like Thursday, I got the call. So they bring the record over, and drop it off. Like with no instructions, like, ‘Do what you want Ja.’ And that was the whole awkward thing about it, like, ‘What do you mean? Do what I want.’ I was like, ‘I’ve never wrote a whole R&B record,’ and it just shocked me. And he was like, ‘Yeah, do what you want with it.'”
    The Ja Rule interview is now being featured on the Z100 site, which is interesting because in the past the station – owned by Clear Channel Communications – would never have taken on the head of a record company in such a way. But it seems like evidence is starting to seep out that Mottola really did orchestrate the undermining of Carey’s career. As I also reported earlier, when Carey discovered what had happened it gave her the leverage to take Glitter away from Sony even though she had two albums left on her contract.

  53. JBLOW April 1, 2010

    MOTTOLA WRECKED CAREY’S CAREER WITH JA RULE AND J.LO

    Mariah Carey’s ex-husband conspired to ruin her career by promoting Jennifer Lopez over her, according to rap producer Irv Gotti and rapper Ja Rule. Sony boss Tommy Mottola asked Gotti to remix Lopez’s “I’m Real” hit using Ja Rule super quickly – so that J.Lo’s remix would hit the charts before Carey’s duet with Ja Rule, “If We”.
    The rapper confirms, “They thought the Mariah record was incredible, so they called me and said, ‘We want you to do a record with J.Lo, but we need it now.’ ” Mottola’s plans to wreck his ex-wife’s career may also have led her to her public nervous breakdown last year.
    A source says, “Mariah felt all along that Tommy was trying to torpedo her career. It helped spark her breakdown. When Tommy and Mariah divorced it was a bitter split and he immediately started to look for a new pop diva to one-up Mariah.”

  54. JBLOW April 1, 2010

    WENDY WILLIAMS WAS ASKED TO SABOTAGE MARIAH

    Anonymous writes: Today on WBLS 107.5 (NYC) Wendy Williams (“The Wendy Williams Experience”) was mentioning the story about how Irv Gotti admitted to the “Glitter” sabotage. She said that the story is getting a lot of press and then stated that she too was asked by Tommy Mottola about a year ago to sabotage Mariah. She didn’t give much details (she is saving those for her book that she is writing) but did say that there was a “large sum of money at the end of that phone conversation – in the 5-digit area”.
    Basically what she alluded to was that Tommy tried to offer Wendy money to say false rumors on-air to damage Mariah’s reputation. She said he went as far as saying that she wouldn’t have to do anything but talk, that he would supply all the fuel and false stories. She declined the money and hung up the phone.
    As you may be aware, Wendy’s radio show is the most listened to afternoon radio program in NY and can be heard around the country in syndication. Having Wendy trash Mariah would have reached the masses.

  55. Ben April 1, 2010

    Ok………………we’ll see how this goes. I still think her first 3 albums were her best.

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