Jennifer Lopez Defends Competency As A Vocalist

Published: Thursday 24th Dec 2009 by Trent

Jennifer Lopez has been hard at work putting the final touches on her new album, ‘Love?’.  In the midst of one of her recent studio sessions, the performer was interviewed by ‘Access Hollywood’ and used the opportunity to defend her vocal abilities which have been the subject of extensive criticism since her debut. ‘Love?’ hits stores in March 2010.

Even though I was impressed by her genuineness and humility regarding her voice, I must admit that Jennifer has never struck as a immensely gifted vocalist. She rarely experiments with her range and has shown little dynamism. In contrast, although she may not be a powerhouse singer like Mariah Carey or even Beyonce, Jennifer definitely stands head and shoulders above many of her younger contemporaries who continue to go ‘hard’  (*hint hint*) with their reliance on auto-tune and studio mechanics to help them imitate actual talent.

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  1. Javonni Brustow December 24, 2009

    the title of this in itself is hilarious… i almost broke my neck trying to clicj and read it…. jlo and vocalist in the same sentence is just wrong.

  2. Its Me Again December 24, 2009

    LOL.

    Enter the stampede of Rihanna fans to curse out Trent.

  3. number1k9 December 24, 2009

    Good 4 her. Im sick of all of the backsided disses towards other artists, it’s like c’mon now.

    And I believe its Sam who keeps grouping “non singers like Cassie and Rihanna” together, but when in the world did Cassie become more than just a 1 hit wonder????

  4. hihihihihi December 24, 2009

    TRENTIA U ARE SO GAY

    ANYWAYS

    J:LO BETTER THAN RIHANNA?????????? LOL

    U are funny RIHANNA CAN HIT SOME OF THE LOWEST NOTES THAN A LOT OF ARTIST
    * J:LO NEVA SANG LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE

    RIHANNAS VOICE WAS CALLED STRONG BY PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS
    ONCE JLO GETS BE´TTER REVIEWS AND NOT CALLED PAPER-THIN VOCALS WE CAN TALK

    BUT SORRY SINCE WHEN DID U KNOW ANY THING ABOTU VOCALS

    U LOVE JLO; CASSIE AND CIARA

    ALL THIN VOCALS WITH NO RANGE

    RIHANNA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> DEM CHICKS

    U R OFFICIALLY THE DUMBEST M***********

    AND NOW IM GONNA GO HARD ON UR ASS BELIEVE THTA

    U CAN F*** TO A CERTAIN POINT BUT U CANT F*** HARDER THAN ME BELIEVE THAT

    RIHANNAS STRONG VOICE SHITS ON THE LIMITED VOCALS B******

    TRENTIA I WISH U A TERRIBLE LIFE U R A HORRIBLE PERSON AND UD ESERVE EVERY BAD THIGN THAT HAPPENS TO U

    U AND SAMA F*** EACH OTHER GAY DUDES HATING ON FEMALE SBC THEY WISH THEY COULD BE GIRLS

  5. VaunTV December 24, 2009

    Ive always thought J.Lo had a nice voice, not amazing but nice. And she has sang live lol.

    Now, why must Rihanna always be the one to get the shade on this blog?? clearly Cassie, Ciara, Ester Dean ect.. all have limited vocal s*** lol their even wore than RiRi but Rihanna’s the one that gets it.. I guess when your a bad b**** ppl are gonna feel some typa way lol.. Ahh Robyn how your success pisses people off lol, well continue to #Shade if u must..

  6. GeeMan December 24, 2009

    I can honestly say to me Jlo is no strong vocalist but a decent performer.

  7. Mya December 24, 2009

    LOL!!! THIS SITE IS CRAZY LOL HINT HINT DEAD

  8. Chile December 24, 2009

    I love JLo and I really want her to win. She doesn;t have the best voice, but if you listen to her album Brave, she really did grow as a vocalist. It was the first time since her first album that she contributed vocals to her her backgrounds. Her adlibs were pretty impressive too.

    As far as comparing her to Rihanna, its apples and oranges. Rihanna, I will give her this, sings live and has a better range then JLo. But, I would choose JLo over Rihanna any day. JLo’s style is more organic and she has more to offer as far as performance and even the ability to act.

    Trent only brought in the “hard” comment to p*** off the crazy Rihanna stans. Cheap shot, but your site needs it. Without the Rihanna controversy, your site is nothing.

  9. Rob December 24, 2009

    F*** you Trent! J-H** will flop like she always does. Irrelevant-w****!

  10. Dham December 24, 2009

    Excuse me, but Beyonce is not a powerhouse vocalist. She has good vocals, but powerhouse? NO. I think the breakdown of ‘Ego’ proves that. Her voice cracks when she tries to hit certain notes.

    Also, why does Rihanna constantly gets dogged out on this site? What did the girl ever do to the two of you? Did she run over your puppy? Did she slap your Mama?

  11. MORE TRUTH December 24, 2009

    WHORIAH A POWER HOUSE SINGER??? WHEN THE F*** DID THAT HAPPEN??? AT BEST SHE WAS KNOWN FOR HER WHISTLE NOTES AND LIP SYNCING. WANT PROOF? HER AND WHITNEY IN “WHEN U BELIEVE”. GUESS WHO CARRIED THAT SONG.. IT WASNT MARIAH IN THE POWER NOTES. NEXT…

  12. December 24, 2009

    More Truth is either a crazy stan or a bored troll.
    I can’t decide.

  13. pucci December 24, 2009

    @ hihihihihi

    you are still being mentally unstable… again, bringing up other singers when they have nothing to do with it. You’re such a f****** idiot.

  14. Yuff December 24, 2009

    Ahahahaha dead@”hint hint” lol! Another great read, thanks for sharing Trent. :]

  15. king December 24, 2009

    did u stans read the whole posts before yall started to throw daggers at jennifer lopez and mariah carey?..lol and beyaki
    Jennifer lopez never tried to hard , thats what trent meant..she knows shes not the best singer, so she stays within her range..but the bish may not be the best singer, she makes it up with her dancing. in her live perfomances, she never just stands there and try to look pretty.
    now for the stans who say mariah isnt a powerhouse singer…yall joking…even on mariah’s worst day bish can sing circles around them so call singers out there..hint rihanna, cassie..and mariah cant even dance her a** off like jlo can..
    now am not even a big fan of beyonce, but I always give props where props is due..bish may not be a good singer like mariah or good dancer like jlo..but bish can sing her a** off, and bish can entertain her a** off too, thats y beyaki cds never sold less than 450k in a week..even if people get tired of her a** at least they know, she got something call TALENT.

  16. thatfakejuice December 24, 2009

    jlo voice better than rihanna? shut this f***** blog down and kill yourself!

  17. Sarah December 24, 2009

    JLO is NOT a singer, she’s a lipsyncer. She NEVER sings live without some type of magic behind the stage enhancing her voice, whether it be pre-recorded vocals, backup singers that sing along with her voice to make it sound better when she’s supposed to be going at it alone, or a microphone that she’s able to turn on and off. I’ve seen her lipsync on stage to pre-recorded vocals through a mic and then its like she switched on the mic so you could hear her own voice.

    JLO is a PRO at lypsincing. She knows all the tricks.

    I have also heard her gasp for air ( she was ridiculed for that when she sang live at the Grammy’s with Marc Anthony) at times because she’s not singing from her diaphram like she’s supposed to, which causes her to be out of breath and sound nasally.

    Bottome Line, JLO has always been a studio created singer because if that woman could really sing and sound decent on her own, there is NO WAY , and I mean no way she would have picked a song like “Louboutins (using the excuse she’s dancing) and “lypsync” each time (Ellen, SYTYCD, AMA’s) on national TV knowing this is supposed to be her ” big musical “comeback”.

  18. Jark December 25, 2009

    Jennifer IS a bit pro at lipsynching but she HAS sung live – see Fashion Rocks in 07 which was properly amazing. I like the tone of her vocals sometimes (Wrong When You’re Gone and Waiting For Tonight) and less so at other times (Fresh Out The Oven) but she’s a great performer/woman in her own right.

    Rihanna is quite obviously a better vocalist and Sam/Trent’s continued slamming of her will only prove to be the undoing of their site over time. Sam claims to read the comments people leave but I don’t know how fulfilling it can be to know that people only come to your blog for gossip/new videos rather than because they give a s*** about anything you have to say…

  19. Sarah December 25, 2009

    JLO was definately lipsyncing on Fashion Rocks in ’07, because if she could sing that well without help, why is she still lipsyncing now? I’m telling you JLO has all sorts of tricks and manuvers she uses (and is extremely good at) to try and fool the public into believing its a live performance.

    It’s funny. I remember when she performed her Spanish song Que Hiceste (sp) on American Idol where she HAD TO sing live. Her backup singershelped her carry that whole song., but if you didn’t know any better it seemed she gave a totally live performance. lol!

  20. Yamaha December 25, 2009

    and what u think aboute JANET BRITNEY ????? J-lo had a nice voice , she don’t sing live at fashion rocks and amas , because she had lot of dance to do . but in GMA , today show BRAVE PROMOTION and como ama una mujer tour , she SING LIVE !!! WATCH ON YOUTUBE ^^

  21. MS.CLAY December 26, 2009

    WOW! @HIHIHIHIHI…..YOU ARE TAKING IT A LITTLE TOO FAR! ALL OF THAT NAME CALLING IS UNCALLED FOR! ARE YOU SERIOUS???? YOU NEED HELP! YOU SERIOUSLY HAVE A MENTAL DISEASE BECAUSE FIRST OF ALL THIS IS A BLOG SITE! I REPEAT THIS IS A BLOG SITE, THEREFORE WHOEVER IS IN CONTROL OF THIS BLOG SITE POSTS THERE OPINIONS ABOUT WHATEVER THE “F” THEY WANT! IF YOU HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM WITH THAT THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO TO SOME OTHER SITE WHICH YOU PROBABLY WON’T BECAUSE EVERYTIME I;M ON HERE YOU HAVE POSTED YET ANOTHER IGNORANT COMMENT! I DON’T GET IT! IF YOU DON’T LIKE TRENT AND SAM THEN GTFOH! IT’S SIMPLE! AND AT LEAST J.LO CAN DANCE AND PERFORM! GEEZ! RIHANNA ONLY STANDS THERE SCREECHING HER LAME SONGS WITH NO TYPE OF ENTERTAINMENT!!! YOU AND RIHANNA SHOULD GO YOURSELVES NO NEED FOR THE RUSSIAN ROULETTE!!!

  22. geminiblacc December 27, 2009

    Like I said in another post. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions however if you have to diss other artists to big up your favorite artist then maybe she isn’t as good as you think she is. Grow up.

    As far as the story goes, J Lo’s voice doesn’t strike me like Whitney, Mariah or Beyonce’s but she does what she does naturally. She respects her craft and I think what she is saying is that it’s sad that the younger ones coming into the game don’t. They use all these tricks and gadgets just to make their talents more noticeable instead of working on their talents and growing naturally.

  23. PR_STAR December 28, 2009

    OK WHATS GOOD WITH THIS FOOL HIHIHIHIHI SOME ONE NEEDS TO BLOCK THIER ASS CUZ ALL THAT WAS UNCALLED FOR I DONT KNOW IF THEY A MAN OR WOMAN BUT THIER COMMENTS ARE DISTURBING AND HOMOPHOBIC AND ILL MADE GO SEEK HELP. aNY HOW LOVE JLOS MUSIC SHE ALWAYS AMAZES ME BRAVES SINGLES SHOULD HAVE BEEN MILE IN THESE SHOES AND WRONG WHEN YOUR GONE AND HOLD IT DONT DROP IT GREW ON ME AND ID WATCH HER PERFORMANCES ANY DAY OVER ANY OTHER ARTIST.

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