Monday, June 17, 2024

Jennifer Lopez Bad Year Just Got Much Worse: Tour Cancelled After Anemic Sales Following Album Flop


I did predict this would happen.

Jennifer Lopez has cancelled her summer tour. In reality tickets were not selling. JLo’s reasoning is to spend time with her family.

JLo’s album, “This is Me…Now” was a flop, which caused tickets not to move. Also a bust was her streaming full length video. But it was the album having no singles that caused the whole project to fall apart.

Lopez says she invested $20 million of her own money which presumably is now down the drain. This is no reason to be happy or snarky or to gloat. A lot of people’s lives are affected by this cancellation.

On top of that, there’s her current Netflix movie, “Atlas.” Even though Netflix says it’s number 1 among their viewers, the reviews were dreadful. And it’s not in any theaters.

There are two problems with JLo, professionally speaking: for the album the concept was wrong and no one wrote a decent song for her. For the tour, she needed a strong opening act to draw customers. She cannot do it alone.

Of course, there’s the whole marriage with Ben Affleck crumbling at the same time. You have to feel bad for her. 2024 has been a wipe out so far. She’s smart to take the summer and figure out what’s next. And believe, there’s plenty left, JLo is a brand name. She will be back!


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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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