Winning: Promoters Eye Jennifer Lopez Vegas Residency After Sold Out New Year’s Eve Show

Published: Friday 9th Jan 2015 by Rashad
Jennifer Lopez Performs On ABC's "Good Morning America"

Move over Mariah Carey!

For, after news surfaced that the 5 octave songbird is readying a nest on the Vegas strip in late 2015, reports now indicate that the ‘Vision of Love’ diva may be getting an eyeful of former nemesis Jennifer Lopez on that very circuit.

Earlier this week, we reported  Lopez declined her initial offer.  Now, with official numbers going public, it seems the ‘Waiting for Tonight’ singer may be weighing her options:


“Jennifer Lopez passed the “Vegas Residency Test” with flying colors on New Year’s Eve, and in the process scored more than $400K.

[According to sources], Lopez raked in $410,000 for her NYE performance at Caesars Palace…the point of the gig was to see if Lopez was a sufficient draw for a full-on residency.”


If the above rings true, the reignited competition between Lopez and Carey will certainly be cause for many a conversation piece – especially here at That Grape Juice.  For, while it’s no secret that 2014 was unkind to both divas, the two are still fair concert draws – as evidenced by the sold out crowd in attendance to witness J.Lo’s NYE set and Carey’s NYC showings respectively.

As the strip stars get young and younger, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, and Britney Spears are proof that the stigma of Vegas being “where successful careers go to die” is slowly, but surely, being lifted.  Lopez and Carey could continue that progression.

As ‘American Idol’ is no longer doing the trick for either, do you think Vegas runs will be just what the two need to spark interest in their newer projects?

Your thoughts?

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  1. DanYiel Teflon January 9, 2015

    I’m sorry I’d pay to see MARIAH CAREY before J.Lo she’s a great dancer & THATS ALL!! The rest is a DAMN MESS!!

    • Sherry January 10, 2015

      Mariah carey is vocal legend and songbird. She has songs that have lasted 25 years and are played at Weddings (endless love), Graduations (hero) and funerals (i’ll be there and One Sweet Day). Mariah Carey is in the Vein of Whitney, Aretha, Celine, Barbara Streisand. To even mention HER name in the same sentence with Jennifer Lopez is sad and disrespectful. Jennifer Lopez is an actress and she can’t hold a NOTE, she is not a singer. She is a latino who has stolen Janet jacksons flame and swag but does not have 1/2 of Janets Energy, Catalog or ability.

      Jennifer Lopez is a fraud. She is a actress pretending like she is a singer and you fools are falling for it.

      Mariah carey is a singer, songwriter, grammy award winning Icon.

  2. frank January 9, 2015

    Mariah can sing but I dont want watch her sing for hours

    Jlo can dance and give a great show !

  3. yumm January 9, 2015


    • Hur January 9, 2015

      But JLo could never sing not now not 15yrs ago either so….

      • Sherry January 10, 2015

        Jennifer Lopez is an average non-trained dancer. She can’t hold a note, i really which people would stop acting like she’s the greatest entertainer. Beyonce, Tina Turner, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown are talent.

        Jennifer Lopez again is an actress, trying to be Janet Jackson, she does NOT sing live. Does not write songs. Does not even know how to hold a note.

        Jennifer Lopez is a ACTRESS trying to be a singer and has america fooled. I refuse to watch American Idol.

        Tommy Motola molded her after Janet Jackson and america forgets, JLO can’t sing.

  4. SMH January 9, 2015

    You’re fooling yourselves if you think that stigma is being lifted. It’s not. Las Vegas will always be known as the city where hasbeens go to die lol.

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 9, 2015

      Thus, Beyonce will begin hers at the end of this year as Taylor, Fergie, Pink, Rihanna and Adele slay 2015.

  5. S****** Blonde January 9, 2015

    Here we again, think about this way, Mariah is of the best vocalists of all times and J.Lo is one of the best performers of all times, to each her own.

    • Sherry January 10, 2015

      DO not agree if you think seeing a 46 year old latino bouncing around on stage out of breath and lip singing for the gods, great.

      I’ll pass on Jlo’s fakery. She’s lipsinging and wearing old lady gowns and bodysuits with NO TALENT.

      Mariah is an icon, a songbird, known as one of the greatest vocalist alive.

  6. Dante January 9, 2015

    If im going to see a show in Vegas based on who sings the best, Im seeing Celine.

    If im going to see a show in Vegas based on who entertains the most, Im seeing Britney.

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 9, 2015

      In other words, you like bland white women.

    • JOHNVIDAL January 10, 2015

      Yes for Celine Dion (greatest show in Vegas ever) and no for Britney, she can not even entertain.

  7. Etoile January 9, 2015

    -it’s 2015 let’s face reality here by this point her music career is about as interesting as a damn loading screen she need to take that residency. get her coint shaking it while she still got it..and live her celebrity gig take care of them kids…hang up the acting tho #jussayin-

  8. jacob January 9, 2015

    Britney blatantly lipsyncs, but she’s been scorned for it for almost 20 years, so nobody is surprised and the people who matter to her don’t care.

    But Mariah, Celine, Beyonce & Jennifer are very professional with their lipsyncing, as it mostly flows perfectly with the live mixture. Each of them has their own unique reason for lipsyncing, but what sets them apart is that their fans will always love them regardless.

    Mariah and Celine’s fans love them in spite of any lipping because they resonate with the songs and the women themselves.
    And Jen and Bey’s fans love them in spite of any lipping because they both put on incredibly electrifying extravaganzas and they’re absolute BEASTS on stage.

    What sets them apart is that they’re unique in their own ways, and depending on your taste, you gravitate towards the one(s) you love.
    But they all are very deserving of their success.

    And usually their haters hate them because they can’t stand their personalities, which is fine, but there’s really nothing they can do about that.

  9. krysalid January 9, 2015

    Vegas is all about fun, dancing/drinking/having good time. Its what Jen is.
    Noone will be there for Mariah and her “hands”
    The only “dancing” she can do is with her hands and she doesn’t realize she what she is doing imo.

    • TheElusiveLamb January 9, 2015

      You sound crazy, as Celine Dion did Vegas and didn’t dance, not to mention Mariah sold out Vegas plenty of times. Mariah can stiff dance to a prerecorded track all day, but that’s not entertainment when it comes to HER artistry. Two different lanes.

    • JOHNVIDAL January 10, 2015

      Celine Dion has the greatest and biggest show in Vegas ever. Known for her voice. Can Cher dance? (or sing live?) No, she can´t either. Try again with your shade.

  10. Gee January 9, 2015

    Both women are in their own lanes and if we being real its about peference after seeing Jlo NYE show on HBO I was not remotely impressed at all and I’m curious about the ratings. As for MC she’s no dancer or entertainer by any means but I notice when she is in an intimate setting with her fans and she takes care of her voice she is still a tour de force as she has proven with her Christmas shows and the Pearl in Vegas some years ago.

    • JOHNVIDAL January 10, 2015

      The best she´s been recently was in Australia in November.

  11. Theman January 9, 2015

    Lol everyone will be there for Mariah.. She’s amazing.. Idol was only a season for MC. Sit down..

  12. Lisa January 9, 2015

    While Mariah has nothing to worry about, she will be pissed. Mariah has never taken a liking towards Jennifer and it goes deeper than just singing and talent. If you remember around the time that Mariah had her mental breakdown was when Jennifer Lopez started doing hip hop/r&b songs with the likes of Ja Rule, Nas etc. Prior to that, that was Mariah’s lane where she was doing the same with P. Diddy, Lox, Busta, Mobb Deep, etc. Mariah knew her talent surpassed Jennifer’s but Jennifer was making hits doing the same type of music and garnering a lot more fans….and she could dance unlike Mariah.

    Jennifer was also being managed by Mariah’s former management at Sony along with Benny Medina. Now you have this whole Vegas thing where Mariah just announced that she was taking up residency there in preparation for a show and now Jennifer is doing the same. Tsk tsk. The music business can be rough for artists sometimes. Hopefully they can both win in Vegas!

  13. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 9, 2015

    J.Lo STAYS being inspired by Mariah, Beyonce, Janet and Paula. Unfortunately, I foresee her stint flopping hard.

    • S****** Blonde January 9, 2015

      Most stupid comment in this post, YET.

      • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 9, 2015

        ^^^ says the most stupid commenter in That Grape Juice history.

    • Fuse January 9, 2015

      Exactly, he is definitely the dumbest person on this site.

  14. TheElusiveLamb January 9, 2015

    So we’re just going to pretend that I can’t go to both shows? Ok TGJ.

  15. TheElusiveLamb January 9, 2015

    Also, Mariah was spotted in the Caesars Palace a day or two ago, and she’ll be on Ellen next Thursday, so I’m guessing Mariah is definitely doing it. I would love for both to do it and become friends. This silly “fued” between the two is so old and irrelevant. They simply don’t know each other.

  16. Bravo!! January 10, 2015

    Now!, when Beyoncé decide to retire I believe she will be the most paid ever!! She can snatch both of their wigs rite now and get more money than both of them.

    • Memo January 10, 2015

      Beyoncé will be an old h** with a sagging ass no one would like to see.

  17. JOHNVIDAL January 10, 2015

    What do Mariah Carey´s daily life and decisions have to do with Jennifer Lopez own career? Seriously. TGJ always writes this articles for no reason. Like they are fighting for the same spot? It´s all rumours to begin with.
    Oh and Mariah was at Caesar Palace the other day with her kids and all. There´s a big chance she´s doing it, no matter what Jennifer Lopez does. Maybe she was just for a meeting or knowing the place , so she can decide. But her decision won´t have anything to do with Jennifer Lopez for crying out loud.
    PS: it´s funny that TGJ has massively reported about Mariah Carey´s bad year but rarely about JLo´s, only to adknowledge it in articles like this one. Let me tell you, JLo flopped twice as hard as Mariah. She sold hald the copies of her album despite all the promo and effort and then more, while Mariah stayed at home getting her divorce. Plus JLo is always getting these generic collabos to at least be heard on radio, and still she can´t make anyone care about her album. Mariah had a pretty successful tour in Australia and Asia too.

  18. Memo January 10, 2015

    Why isn’t Beyoncé in the options? These whack ass bloggers mention her everywhere, lol

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