Monday, July 15, 2024

Jennifer Lopez…Now: Time to Panic as Neither Song from “SNL” Has Cracked the Top 200 iTunes Singles Chart


Jennifer Lopez’s big new project is in trouble.

On “SNL” this weekend, JLo sang two new songs from her new album, “This Is Me..Now.” The title track — she was covered in roses — was really shrill and showed off her thin voice.

The result was…nothing. Neither the title song nor “Can’t Get Enough” have cracked the top 200 on iTunes. There has been literally no response to the songs.

And that’s bad since the album is about to drop, costing a fortune. But it’s now likely the album will be met with the same indifference.

On social media, comments about the title song have been rough. Lopez was never a great singer. Her voice was always masked by backup singers like Ashanti, who was the real singer on records like “I’m Real.” But someone convinced her to drop the blending of those voices with her own. And now it’s a little like “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Yikes. Also, a Dunkin Donuts video thing is coming with Ben Affleck. Get ready for the Super Bowl.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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